Bobby Moore to become latest Norwegian tailfin hero

Bobby Moore to become latest Norwegian tailfin hero

Norwegian has announced that iconic English footballer Bobby Moore will become its latest British tail fin hero to appear on the airline’s brand new aircraft.

Norwegian has always honoured iconic figures on the tails of its aircraft, featuring personalities who symbolise the spirit of Norwegian through innovation, leadership and inspiring others.

To reflect Norwegian’s rapid growth in the UK, where it now flies five million UK passengers each year to 50 global destinations, the airline has begun a series of British tail fin heroes.

Booby Moore will become Norwegian’s fourth British hero, following children’s author Roald Dahl, pioneering pilot Amy Johnson and aviation maverick Sir Freddie Laker.

Born in Barking, Essex in 1941, Bobby Moore went on to a 25 year career in professional football which established him as one of the world’s greatest footballers of all time and a British national icon.

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In 1966 Moore captained England to victory in the World Cup with his performances in the 1966 and 1970 World Cups cementing his reputation as an inspirational leader and “the best defender in the history of the game”, according to many.

Just as iconic as Moore lifting the World Cup, are images of him first cleaning his muddy hands before shaking hands with the Queen to collect the trophy.

Following his death in 1993, the Bobby Moore Fund was established to raise funds for and public awareness of bowel cancer.

Norwegian chief commercial officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “As Norwegian continues its rapid UK growth, our ‘tail fin heroes’ offer us a perfect chance to pay tribute to some of the greatest Britons of all time.

“Bobby Moore has inspired generations of people for being an iconic footballer and leader on the pitch and a true gentleman off the pitch, so we are honoured to have him appear on our aircraft.”