30th Apr 2012, 10:00
How many BAC-111s still flying ?
I know the EASA type certificate was surrendered in 2010 so none supposed to be flying in the EU , any still flying out there in Africa or other corners of the World ?
30th Apr 2012, 10:26
Here's one for starters
1967 BAC 1-11-400 Jet Aircraft For Sale At Controller.com (http://www.controller.com/listingsdetail/aircraft-for-sale/BAC-1-11-400/1967-BAC-1-11-400/1123573.htm?)
30th Apr 2012, 10:29
That makes a total of 74 stored aircraft of which 30 are on the Nigerian register! A further 8 are preserved. Sadly It will be impossible to determine the final fate of many of these 1-11s. The majority of the stored fleet are now derelict with less than 10 aircraft remaining potentially airworthy! There may be a few more aircraft that have not been listed but I have no confirmation that they still exist.
STORED FLEET (http://www.bac1-11jet.co.uk/bac1-11jet.co.uk%20Stored%20Fleet.htm)
An interesting summary on bac1-11jet.co.uk
30th Apr 2012, 10:33
Sometimes you got to love the 'mole patrol' with their anoraks and telephoto lenses
A useful source of info
30th Apr 2012, 10:34
Looks like around 6 to 10 aircraft still flying
30th Apr 2012, 10:37
If you check out this website it has up to date info:-
HOME OF THE BAC 1-11 ON THE WEB (http://www.bac1-11jet.co.uk/)
It looks like there are only 3 airworthy 1-11s and the one at Boscombe Down is due to retire in July.
As a person who saw the first one fly on his 10th birthday and worked on them for a number of years, it's a shame there won't be one available for the 50th birthday next year at Bournemouth-Hurn.
30th Apr 2012, 10:41
I heard a rumor that Rolls Royce will surrender the type certificate on the Spey in the next few years and it will be game over for the F28 as well
30th Apr 2012, 10:44
3 airworthy in the UK or worldwide ?
30th Apr 2012, 22:57
Great aircraft that due to UK politics could have done a lot lot more in future models which never happened.
1st May 2012, 09:41
Northrop Grumman also own the 111 simulator that European look after at Bournemouth.