British Airways has entered the Guinness Book of World Records, not for the number of flights operated or passengers carried, but for pushing an Airbus A350-1000 aircraft.
On Friday March 6, British Airways and Sport Relief fundraising events took off on a record-breaking start by achieving a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Heaviest Aircraft Pulled Over 100 Metres by a team (mixed), made up of colleagues and sporting celebrities.
British Airways employees teamed up with Sport Relief celebrity supporters including ‘The Body Coach’ Joe Wicks, presenter Gabby Logan MBE, sports broadcaster Gary Lineker OBE, and boxer Nicola Adams OBE.
Other members of the team were sprinter Iwan Thomas MBE and Paralympic silver medalist Alfie Hewett, who led the charge of a 90-strong team to pull the airline’s brand new A350 over 100m.
The Airbus A350-1000 weighed 182.9 tonnes, helping the team beat the current record of 180 tonnes. A video of the Guiness World Records title attempt can be viewed here.
British Airways’ support for Sport Relief is part of the airline’s global charity partnership with Comic Relief, Flying Start, which focuses on helping disadvantaged young people in communities around the world have a better start in life.
Comic Relief created the first ever Sport Relief in 2002, and since then, 8 Sport Reliefs have raised over £378 million. For more information about Sport Relief, please visit www.sportrelief.com.