• Short Summary

    THE BAC-III, BRITAIN'S NEW SHORT-RANGE JET AIRLINER, TOUCHED DOWN AT NEWARK AIRPORT, NEAR NEW YORK CITY, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FOR DELIVERY TO AN AMERICAN AIRLINE.

  • Description

    THE BAC-III, BRITAIN'S NEW SHORT-RANGE JET AIRLINER, TOUCHED DOWN AT NEWARK AIRPORT, NEAR NEW YORK CITY, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FOR DELIVERY TO AN AMERICAN AIRLINE.THE TWIN-ENGINED ONE-ELEVEN IS THE FIRST OF THE 14 ORDERED BY BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS.

    THE 550 M.P.H.JET HAD FLOWN FROM HURN, IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND.ITS ARRIVAL MARKED ANOTHER STAGE IN THE BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY IN THE MARKET FOR "BUS STOP" JETS.THE ONE-ELEVEN FACES COMPETITION FROM THE DOUGLAS DC-9, WHICH HAD ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT RECENTLY, AND THE BOEING 737, WHICH IS STILL IN THE DEVELOPMENT STAGE.

    ALREADY, THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CORPORATION HAS SOLD 53 ONE-ELEVENS FOR SOME GBP58-MILLION TO AMERICAN AIRLINES, AND IS CONFIDENT OF SELLING MORE."WE THINK THERE IS A WORLD MARKET FOR A THOUSAND OF THIS KIND OF AIRCRAFT," SAID A CORPORATION SPOKESMAN.

    BRANIFF, WHICH HAS AN OPTION FOR 12 MORE ONE-ELEVENS, IS DUE TO PUT THE AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE BY APRIL 25 - DESPITE THE PROBLEM OF OVERHEATING.A BAC SPOKESMAN SAID IT WAS "A VERY MINOR THING" THAT WOULD BE PUT RIGHT BY APRIL 25.

    (BRITISH UNITED AIRWAYS ARE DUE TO INTRODUCE THE AIRCRAFT TO THE PASSENGER WORLD LATER THIS MONTH.IT WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO GO INTO SERVICE LAST JANUARY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8TH0B0DO23YE2A16ZM783BJ7O
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TH0B0DO23YE2A16ZM783BJ7O
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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