Airbus A320neo BMI v1.0
This livery will be familar to many in the UK, and possibly to those in the rest of Europe…
British Midland International, or BMI, was born, essentially, according to Wikipedia… in 1938 as ‘Air Schools Ltd’: a way of training pilots for the RAF Volunteer Reserve. It changed its name to BMI in 1968 and by 1970 joined the jet age with BAC 1-11 500’s and a Boeing 707.
To continue, by lazily cutting and pasting: ‘The airline flew to destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America and Central Asia from its operational base at Heathrow Airport, where at its peak it held about 13% of all takeoff and landing slots and operated over 2,000 flights a week. BMI was a member of Star Alliance from 1 July 2000 until 20 April 2012.
BMI was acquired from Lufthansa by International Airlines Group (IAG) on 20 April 2012, and was integrated into British Airways (BA) by 27 October 2012. bmi’s subsidiaries Bmibaby and BMI Regional were also purchased, although IAG did not wish to retain either. BMI Regional was sold to Sector Aviation Holdings in May 2012 and operated under the “flybmi” brand until it went into administration on 16 February 2019, whereas Bmibaby closed down in September 2012’
It is fair to say that BMI never operated the Airbus A320neo – the closest being the A320-200. However, It is almost the same and the livery is accurate for the aircraft tail number. There are one or two spots I might like to work on if I get round to upscaling to 4k…
As a drag and drop file… well…. unzip it and extract the livery folder from inside. Then, and here is the tricky bit… drag it into the community folder and Bob is your uncle. Well, he is my uncle but you might have an uncle called Bob too… though I hope he is nicer than my uncle Bob. Unless you are Blackadder, in which case Bob might be your aunty.