A Jumbo Job

'Art Attack' Promo for British Airways

Client: Grain Media
Role: Camera

Camera : Richard A Jephcote
Post-Production: BA Internal

Ever wondered what it takes to get a jumbo jet off the ground? British Airways has created a picture of the iconic aircraft, using a jumbo number of items from the aircraft to show the scale of its operation.

From toilet rolls to teaspoons, British Airways loads thousands of individual items on to each jumbo jet before it takes to the skies. With a combined weight of 6,120 kg, the items have to be unloaded and re-loaded before every take-off.

On a typical jumbo jet, the following items are loaded:
– 1,263 items of metal cutlery
– 1,291 items of china crockery
– 538 meal trays
– 735 glasses
– 650 paper cups
– 34 metal teapots
– 220 drinks stirrers
– 500 coasters
– 233 toothpicks
– 2,000 ice cubes
– 99 full bottles and 326 quarter bottles of wine
– 700 small cans of fizzy drinks
– 164 bags of nuts in Club World
– 337 cushions and pillows
– 337 sets of headphones
– 337 headrest covers
– 435 air sickness bags
– 58 toilet rolls
– 40 extension seatbelts for children
– 340 safety cards
– 337 copies of High Life magazine
– 40 skyflyer packs for children
– 5 first aid kits

Employees from across the airline came together to create the image, which was drawn on to the floor of an aircraft hangar.

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Video © British Airways, 2013. All Rights Reserved.
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