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Publisher/Brand La Jetee Press
Author Brian Wiklem
Format 31 s 28 x 5 cm
No. Pages 488
Version Hard cover
Category Books on aviation
Availability only 3 remaining
This product was added to our database on Thursday 24 November 2022.
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How the BA146 started the Regional Jet Revolution. A unique book about a unique aeroplane. Author Brian Wiklem brings to the story of the development, politics, operators, accidents and unbuilt future variants of the quirky four-engined regional jet.
British Aerospace faced an uphill battle selling the beleaguered 146 aircraft to airlines.
Potential customers struggled to find the logic in operating a four-engine jet, before the classification and category "regional jet" was the norm. The BAe 146 was arguably the first regional jet to be built, long before airlines (and soon passengers) preferred an "RJ" to turboprops. But it also marked the end of the civil aircraft manufacturing industry, as related to complete aircraft, for the United Kingdom.
This is not your typical aircraft history book: basic history, timelines, technical data, production numbers, and operators. Instead, you will be immersed in the development, the politics, the airline operations, and the factors that led to the demise of aircraft production in Britain. Learn what made the aircraft unique and appealing to airlines, while discovering the Achilles heel of the BAe 146 and why it brought headache and heartache to both passengers and airline personnel. You will be front and centre to the events of the BAE 146, hear stories never told before from front line personnel and see photos never before published of events related to the aircraft.
About the author
In his second book, author Brian Wiklem tackles the history of the troubled Hawker-Siddeley British Aerospace 146 program, from inception to the final aircraft built. This has been another passion project for Brian, who is one of the biggest fans of the BAE 146 even though he's only ever flown one roundtrip on a commercial BAe 146 flight. Brian went down the proverbial rabbit hole in ".
search of stories and photos all over the world and that work culminated in the story "Fighting to Be Heard".
Brian is a huge aviation enthusiast and runs avgeektv.com, an aviation video production company. This is the first book published under the avgeektv branding, with plans for future aviation subjects in the coming years…