Low-cost airline Norwegian names flying pioneer Amy Johnson as its second British tail fin hero

Rebecca Smith
Norwegian said Johnson
Norwegian said Johnson "perfectly captures the essence" of its tailfin heroes (Source: Norwegian)

Aviation pioneer Amy Johnson follows in the footsteps of Roald Dahl as the second British face to feature on Norwegian's tail fin.

The pilot has been named as the airline's second British tail fin hero, with her portrait set to appear on two Norwegian aircraft later this year.

The airline has a raft of well-known figures on its aircraft and to date has more than 80 different tail fin heroes. To mark the low-cost carrier's development in the UK, Norwegian began a series of British tail fin heroes last year, starting with author Roald Dahl.

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In September, Norwegian unveiled Roald Dahl as its first British
In September, Norwegian unveiled Roald Dahl as its first British "tail fin hero" (Source: Norwegian)

Norwegian's chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: "Amy Johnson is a giant in the history of aviation and a truly inspirational British figure so it is a huge honour to have her adorn our aircraft and help her take to the skies once more."

Johnson's nieces Susan Crook and Judy Chilvers said they were "happy to see her back in the air where she was always at her happiest".

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Johnson was the first female to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930, only a year after being awarded her pilot's licence.

The Amy Johnson tail fin will feature on a Boeing 737 as well as a Boeing Dreamliner aircraft, operating one of Norwegian's routes.

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