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Old 14th Mar 2020, 06:17
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One E 140 seat plan

Me! - The little boy far left under the nose at SEN - Sunday afternoon viewings for new holidaymakers


Actually it was Dan Air who purchased two former American Airlines BAC 1-11-400's early in 1969 to add to their existing fleet for new IT work.
This was soon after British Eagle went bust to quickly fill the gap for Lunn Poly Everyman Holidays S1969 flights -
The Dan Air base was set up surprisingly at LTN (Lunn Poly's flights on Eagle were all from LHR)
Dan's got 2 more 1-11's from Eagle a year later, plus G-AZED (rebuilt, ex D-ANDY w/off in an RTO at GRO 1970)

Channels' 1-11's were all new orders from BAC - Their first 1-11 was 89 seat G-AVGP.
They ordered 3 of a 99 seat version of the -400 that had an extra pair of overwing exits to allow that. (G-AVGP then went to Autair)
Only 2 of the 3 got delivered (one of which went directly on a lease to BUA for all summer 1969) and the 3rd went to Bavaria Flug and was never used by Channel.

Channel did order all 5 Trident One E-140's which were 139 seat versions.
G-AVYA - YE but they only took a pair in the end.
BKS and Air Ceylon took the 3 others.
Northeast (BKS) took Channels' pair via BEA after their demise.

Channel Airways and their in-house tour operator Mediterranean Holidays were famous for allowing prospective holidaymakers to view their jets on display both at SEN and STN airports usually on wet Sunday afternoons to tempt them into booking their next Hols.


Come on board!
It must be noted that most of these IT flights were moved to Stansted due to the noise complaints and short runway at SEN

7 abreast seats front cabin Channel AW trident one E 140
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