BAC One-Eleven  978180282367722

BAC One-Eleven

Product code 978180282367722


BAe 111 One-Eleven

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Series Historic Commercial Aircraft 9

Publisher/Brand Key Publishing

Format 24 cm x 17 cm

No. Pages 96

Version Soft cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory Airliners » Airliners Jet

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Product description

On 20 August 1963, the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) One-Eleven flew for the first time. There was a lot riding on this new aircraft. For BAC, which was a result of the consolidation of the nation's aircraft industry that turned 27 companies into just three major airframe builders, the new jet promised salvation. The One-Eleven was the first major airliner to be launched by an order from an independent airline – in this case, British United Airways, a young company that had, like BAC, been formed in 1960. It was also the first British jet to be ordered off the drawing board by a US airline.

Soon the One-Eleven was operating around the world, and in Britain it formed the backbone of the short-haul fleet. During the 1970s and early '80s, it was the staple of the inclusive tour holiday business operated by airlines such as Dan-Air, Laker Airways, British Caledonian Airways, Monarch Airlines, Autair/Court Line and British Island Airways. However, despite this, it was never as successful as many of its contemporaries, such as the Boeing 737 and Douglas DC-9. This new book edition of Aeroplane Classic Airliner: BAC One-Eleven covers the full story of its concept and design against the troubled background of the industry's consolidation, and of its entry into service.

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