BAC 1-11 Cockpit Section
The BAC 1-11, or One-Eleven, was a short-range jet airliner designed by Hunting Aircraft and produced by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) after Hunting was merged with several other British aviation firms in 1960.
The 1-11 was designed to replace the successful Vickers Viscount on its existing routes with British European Airways (BEA) and other operators. The 1-11 was the second short-haul jet airliner to enter service, the first being the French Sud Caravelle, but due to its later entry date the 1-11 was able to take advantage of greatly improved engine fuel economy and was less expensive to operate. This made it moderately popular, with a launch-customer list including over half of the sales to the United States, with an eventual production run of well over 200. The 1-11 was one of the most successful British airliner designs, and served from its introduction in the early 1960s until its widespread retirement in the 1990s due to noise restrictions.
For more info visit the www.bac1-11jet.co.uk website.
BAC 1-11 Variants
In May 2006 the Aviation Museum acquired the BAC 1-11 cockpit section complete with all instruments from Medavia.
This aircraft constructor number 202 was first registered Court Airlines as G-AXMH then G-BDAS and G-OBWB finally ending up in Nigeria as 5N-BBP.
Together with this interesting exhibit the museum has also acquired a Rolls-Royce RB.163 Spey Mk. 506 turbofan belonging to the same aircraft. The BAC 1-11 was the second short-haul jet airliner to enter service after the French Sud Caravelle.
This latest exhibit enables museum visitors to get inside the cockpit as it rests on a special trolley stand, skilfully manufactured by museum's volunteer member Ray Ebejer.