• Short Summary

    A SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN FLIGHT TONIGHT (TUESDAY) NEAR BOURNEMOUTH FOR THE NEW BRITISH JET AIRLINER, THE BAC ONE ELEVEN.

  • Description

    A SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN FLIGHT TONIGHT (TUESDAY) NEAR BOURNEMOUTH FOR THE NEW BRITISH JET AIRLINER, THE BAC ONE ELEVEN.

    THE BAC ONE ELEVEN IS A SHORT HAUL AIRCRAFT WITH TAIL MOUNTED JET ENGINES. IT WILL CARRY 70 PASSENGERS AT 550 MPH (880 KPH) AND HAS A RANGE UP TO ABOUT 1,000 MILES (1,600 KMS).

    THE MAIDEN FLIGHT WAS DELAYED WHILE MECHANICS CORRECTED A LAST MINUTE FAULT IN THE BRAKE UNIT. THEN, AFTER TWO FAST RUNS AT HURN AIRPORT IT TOOK OFF FOR 30 MINUTES APPARENTLY PERFECT FLIGHT.

    THE BAC ONE ELEVEN WAS PROVED A MONEY SPINNER BEFORE IT LEFT THE GROUND. SIXTY OF THEM WERE SOLD STRAIGHT OFF THE DRAWING BOARD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAZJH5NZU4MYUJZ7ZFRYF8BIA1
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZJH5NZU4MYUJZ7ZFRYF8BIA1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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