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FEATURE: British Airways BAC One-Elevens – Short-haul Stalwarts

 

Reliability and profitability were words closely associated with the BAC One-Eleven when employed by British Airways (BA) and its predecessor, British European Airways (BEA). It was billed as the UK’s aviation industry’s ‘big hope’ and proved to be a success with nearly 250 sold.

Commentators dubbed the airliner a ‘bus stop jet’ because of its suitability for short-haul and an ability to turn around passengers in a matter of minutes. The type began its working life with BA’s predecessor, BEA, in 1968 and finally retired some 30 years later.

Development of the One-Eleven can be traced to a design by Hunting Aircraft in 1956 which was aiming to create a passenger aircraft to enter the jet age. Named the H107, the airliner was intended as a 32-seat, twin-engine jet, but the project hit stalemate early on because there was no suitable powerplant.

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