One of the best-selling aircraft of British civil aviation, the BAC 1-11 took to the skies for the first time in August 1963, with an order book for sixty aircraft. More than half the orders were from the United States - an unprecedented situation for a British civil aircraft. The only aircraft wholly designed and built by BAC, it remained in production throughout the entire seventeen-year history of the organisation, performing strongly even when profits were at a low. After flying commercially for the last time in March 2002, here the 1-11 is celebrated in style fifty years after its maiden flight. Skinner combines original research with a multitude of images and detailed appendices to consider what transpired in those five decades and the place the 1-11 holds in British aviation history.BEAa#39;s Viscounts were facing major competition on theinternal German services from PanAma#39;s 727s between ... used on the Trident, but inrecognition of theexcellent worldwideacceptance of thetwocrew BAC aircraft, agreed totheOneEleven cockpit layout, albeit with some special modifications. ... Thiswas a great weapon for salesmenfromBoeing and Douglaswho would point out to airlines contemplatinganbsp;...
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2013-01-31|