British Airways has unveiled an Airbus A319 painted in a new colour scheme developed for the London Olympic Games.

The narrowbody livery, entitled 'Dove', is designed to resemble a bird - using the cockpit as the beak, with feathers in gold painted along the fuselage, while the tail logo has been adapted to the colour scheme.

Nine aircraft will be painted, says the airline.

 BA Olympic A319

 © British Airways

"Doves are internationally recognised as a symbol of peace and social unity, and were also used in previous Olympic Games ceremonies, including the last London Games in 1948," it adds. The design has been created by Pascal Anson.

Source: Flight International