Helen Jane Long takes flight with British Airways

Helene Jane Long has been asked to write an original composition for British Airways.

The UK-based composer, who became the only female in the Classic FM Hall of Fame this year with Embers, has been chosen to soundtrack a 90-second commercial which will form part of British Airways’ new 'To Fly, To Serve' campaign. It will be the airline's biggest promotional push in more than a decade.

The new British Airways ad pays tribute to the early aviators and the pilots that followed in their footsteps. You can watch it in full below, along with Long's new piano-led composition.

Helen Jane Long is expected to release her eagerly anticipated third album Intervention in Spring 2012. It follows her two critically acclaimed albums, Porcelain and Embers.