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The British Aircraft Corporation One-Eleven, also known as the BAC 1-11, is a British short-range jet airliner that served Dan Air from 1969 until the takeover in 1992. The 1-11 was designed to replace the propellor powered Vickers Viscount. It was the second short-haul jet airliner to enter airline service. Due to its later service entry, the One-Eleven took advantage of more efficient engines and airline experience of jets already in service. This made it popular, with over half of the sales at it's launch being in the largest and most lucrative market, the United States. The One-Eleven was one of the most successful British airliner designs. Dan Air used the 200,300,400 and 500 series with several minor variants such as the 475. The pictures on this page will show, where possible, each aircraft in every livery it wore. the Airline used the type on Scheduled and charter operations. They were widely admired for their attractive look and they were popular with  passengers and crew.

In 1967 a larger 119-seat version was introduced as the One-Eleven 500 (also known as Super 1-11). This gave US aircraft, the DC-9 & Boeing 737, the chance to make up for the 1-11's early penetration of their domestic market. The British aircraft's initial one-year advantage now turned into a one-year delay and the 500 failed to sell in the USA. Compared with earlier versions. The 1-11 500 was longer by 8ft 4in ahead of the wing and 5ft 2in behind it. The wing span was increased by 5 ft , and the latest Mk. 512 version of the Spey was used. The new version sold reasonably well across the world, particularly to European charter airlines. Having faced competition  with the  US aircraft by 1966, by 1970 the 1-11 also faced more competition, this time from Europe. The new competitor was the Fokker F28. Available as a four-member family, it was lighter, less complex, and cheaper. The One-Eleven 475 of 1970 was launched to compete with the F.28. It combined the 400 fuselage with the higher power and larger wing of the 500 and was intended for hot and high operations. Only ten of the One-Eleven Mk 475 were sold. In 1977, the One-Eleven 670, a quiet and updated 475, was offered to the Japanese domestic market, failing to sell. Total deliveries for 1966 stood at 46 aircraft, and another 120 were delivered by 1971. At this point orders slowed to a trickle. British production continued until 1982. There were two reasons why the production line was kept open for just 35 aircraft delivered over 11 years: first, BAC hoped that Rolls-Royce would develop a quieter and more powerful version of the Spey engine, making possible further One-Eleven developments; second, throughout the early part of the period Romania was negotiating to buy the entire One-Eleven programme and transfer production of the type to Bucharest. This later happened and although the project was ambitious it never gained momentum with just 22 being produced. Further plans for newer models too failed to materialise when Hawker Siddeley and BAC merged to form British Aerospace. At one time the UK's largest charter airline was considering the 1-11, but instead, opted at the last minute, to chose the Boeing 737. When Dan Air was taken over in 1992 it's fleet of 1-11 were considered obsolete for the new owenr's requirements. The entire fleet was transferred to Bournemouth and put up for sale. British Air Ferries bought the biggest part of them. The airline was renamed British World Airlines in 1993. The 1-11 fleet stayed with the company until it's bankruptcy in 2001. The now ageing fleet was then sold on with European Aviation buying most of the ramaining aircraft. Throughout this section of the website we have endeavoured to find a photograph of each individual aircraft. there are thumbnail images of all the liveries the aircraft wore whilst with Dan Air, and in many cases, the prior and subsequent liveries with other operators. The thumbnail images can be enlarged by simply clicking on them.
G-ATTP
Type: 207 AJ

Serial Number: 039

Entered Service: 31/03/75

Last Flown: 27/10/91

Obtained From: Zambian Airways

Notes: Top picture shows aircraft in Zambian Airways colours at Lasham
G-ATTP GALLERY
G-ATVH
Type: 207 AJ

Serial Number: 040

Entered Service: March 1975

Last Flown: November 1991

Obtained From: Zambian Airways

Notes: Sold to International Leasing And Finance

G-ATVH GALLERY
G-ATVH
Type: 033

Serial Number: 301AG

Entered Service: 03/03/70

Last Flown: 27/10/90

Obtained From: Kuwait Finance Corp

Notes: Sold to International Leasing & Finance Corp.

G-ATPJ GALLERY
G-ATPK
Type: 301AG

Serial Number: 034

Entered Service: 13/03/85

Last Flown: 02/04/91

Obtained From: Chemco Bank

Notes: Sold to Okada Nigeria - Ex British Eagle & Laker Airways Aircraft

G-ATPK GALLERY
G-ATPL
Type: 301AG

Serial Number: 035

Entered Service: 20/09/69

Last Flown: 15/11/90

Obtained From: Kuwait Finance Corp - Via British Eagle

Notes: Sold to International Leasing & Finance

G-ATPL GALLERY
G-AVOE
Type: 416EK

Serial Number: 129

Entered Service: 12/05/83

Last Flown: 26/09/83

Obtained From: British Aerospace On Lease

Notes: Returned to British Aerospace

G-AVOE GALLERY
G-AVOF
Type: 416EK

Serial Number: 12-31

Entered Service: 21/05/84

Last Flown: 15/10/84

Obtained From: British Aerospace On Lease

Notes: Returned to British Aerospace

G-AVOF GALLERY
G-AXCK
Type: 401AK

Serial Number: 090

Entered Service: 09/03/69

Last Flown: 03/01/83

Obtained From: American Airlines Ex N5044

Notes: Sold to Westinghouse 1983
G-AXCK GALLERY
G-AXCP
Type: 401AK

Serial Number: 087

Entered Service: 09/03/69

Last Flown: 31/10/86

Obtained From: American Airlines Ex N5041

Notes: Sold to British Aerospace in 1986
G-AXCP GALLERY
G-AXYD
Type: 509EW

Serial Number: 210

Entered Service: 27/04/76

Last Flown: 06/11/92

Obtained From: British Caledonian

Notes: To Bournemouth for disposal

G-AXYD GALLERY
G-AZED
Type: 414EG

Serial Number: 127

Entered Service: December 1971

Last Flown: Sold to BAe Nov 1986

Obtained From: From BAC - Via Bavaria Fluggesellschaft as D - ANOY

Notes: Re entered service 10/04/87- 04/11/87 on lease from Florida Express

G-AZED GALLERY
G-AWWX
Type: 509EW

Serial Number: 184

Entered Service: 03/10/75

Last Flown: 03/11/92

Obtained From: British Caledonian

Notes: To Bournemouth for disposal 3/11/1992
G-AWWX GALLERY
G-AZPZ
Type: 519FB

Serial Number: 229

Entered Service: 01/05/81

Last Flown: 28/02/82

Obtained From: Hapag Lloyd Via Fluggelschaft /B Cal

Notes: Returned to British Caledonian

G-AZPZ GALLERY
G-BCWA
Type: 518G

Serial Number: 205

Entered Service: 24/01/75

Last Flown: 06/11/92

Obtained From: Court Line - Ex G - AXMK

Notes: To Bournemouth for disposal - 6/11/92

G-BCWA GALLERY
G-BCXR
Type: 517EE

Serial Number: 198

Entered Service: 23/03/83

Last Flown: 03/11/92

Obtained From: British Aerospace

Notes: To Bournemouth for disposal 03/11/92

G-BCXR GALLERY
G-BDAE
Type: 518FG

Serial Number: 203

Entered Service: 24/01/75

Last Flown: 06/11/92

Obtained From : Court Line "Halcyon Days"

To Bournemouth for disposal 06/11/1992

G-BDAE GALLERY
G-BDAS
Type: 518FG

Serial Number: 202

Entered Service: 17/03/75

Last Flown: 05/11/92

Obtained From: Court Line "Halcyon Sun"

Notes: To Southend for disposal
G-BDAS GALLERY
G-BDAT
Type: 518FG

Serial Number: 232

Entered Service: 31/01/75

Last Flown: 06/11/92

Obtained From: Court Line

Notes: To Southend for disposal
G-BDAT GALLERY
G-BEKA
Type: 520FN

Serial Number: 230

Entered Service: 27/09/79

Last Flown: 06/11/92

Obtained From: Arkia, Israel

Notes: To Bournemouth for disposal

G-BEKA GALLERY
G-BJMV
Type: 531FS

Serial Number: 244

Entered Service: 06/11/81

Last Flown: 02/11/92

Obtained From : Lineas Areas Costarricenses

Notes: Returned to operator 28/10/82 leased back immediately

G-BJMV GALLERY
G-BJYL
Type: 518FB

Serial Number: 208

Entered Service: 12/03/82

Last Flown: 02/11/92

Obtained From: Lineas Areas Costarricenses

Notes: To Bournemouth for disposal

G-BJYL GALLERY
G-BJYM
Type: 531FS

Serial Number: 242

Entered Service : 11/05/82
Last Flown: 02/11/92

Obtained From: Lineas Areas Costarricenses

Notes: To Bournemouth for disposal

G-BJYM GALLERY
G-BPNX
Type: 304AX

Serial Number: 110

Entered Service: 05/04/88

Last Flown: 29/11/88

Obtained From : Air Cymru

Notes: Acquired on leased returned to operator

G-BPNX GALLERY
G-BSYN
Type: 509EW

Serial Number: 186

Entered Service: 13/04/90

Last Flown: 28/10/90

Obtained From: Virgin International Holdings Inc

Notes: Returned off lease


G-BNYN GALLERY
G-TARO
Type: 525RC

Serial Number: 404

Entered Service: 24/12/85

Last Flown: 28/12/85

Obtained From: On Lease from  Tarom

Notes: Returned to operator


G-TARO GALLERY
YR-BRD
Type: 561 RC

Serial Number: 404

Entered Service: 17/09/88

Last Flown: 10.10/88

Obtained From: Tarom on Lease

Notes: Leased a second time 25/03/89 - 30/10/89

YR-BRD GALLERY
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Richard J Church
2017-01-17 09:29:54
With reference to G-AZED. Bavaria registration was D-ANDY. It last flew on the initial Dan-Air use on 28Oct86.
On its second Dan-Air use, its CofA was re-issued on 14Apr87 and it ferried from Manchester to Gatwick on 16Apr87 before re-entering service.
The lease was completed on 31Oct87 and it was ferried from Manchester to Norwich for painting all white. Became N174FE and later EI-BWT with Florida Express.

This aircraft was completely rebuilt on the Hurn production line as shown in photograph 1 after a runway overrun after an aborted take-off at Gerona-Spain on 19Jul70. The damaged aircraft was dismantled and ferried to Hurn on 01Oct70 in the one and only CL-44O.
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