Jumbo make-over for 747 fleet

If you think doing up a house is a tough task spare a thought for a team based at Gatwick Airport tasked with giving a make-over to a fleet of Boeing 747 jumbo jets. They are the biggest planes to use Gatwick and this is no 5-minute transformation.

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£50 million investment by Sussex-based airline

Virgin Atlantic is refitting seven 747 aircraft that fly from Gatwick to destinations including Orlando, Las Vegas and the Caribbean. The carrier will spend more than £50 million “sprucing up”, with 125 people working for 95,000 hours to instal 32,000 new parts.

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