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BAC One-Eleven: The Whole Story

Social science


by
Stephen Skinner

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 8.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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.

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… (more)

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.

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