What were those used for, I've never seen them before, kind of neat!!
From the article:
"....The goal was to permit Eastern Airlines, American Airlines and the FAA to experiment the 941 under the conditions and requirements of commercial aviation. It was also an occasion to appreciate its use and practicality among the conventional traffic at the large airports..."
I remember seeing it fly a few times with the Eastern colors. It was very neat!
Also not rare. In fact, if memory correct AA's 30 BAC-111s made them the largest original customer for the type. I guess you mean they were rare only because AA didn't keep them very long, none longer than 6 years.
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Quoting Irish251 (Reply 14): Apart from the 1-11 and Fokker 100, what others are there?
American Eagle flew the Saab 340, the Shorts 330/360 and the ATR 42/72. Saab, Shorts and ATR (Aerospatiale of France) are/were small European manufacturers, aren't they? However, Aerospatiale is part of the Airbus Industries consortium.
The caption doesn't indicate, is that Chicago? Meigs Field? Grant Park? I can't tell from the old skyline. Maybe it's Boston??
Quoting Rj111 (Reply 18): I wouldn't really call the MD-11 rare. They had 19 and operated them for 10ish years.
RIght. Several of these aren't "rare". "Surprising", perhaps, to those who wouldn't suppose. Fokker 100 was mentioned above. Another, the BAC 111 was a good success in the States, with BN, AA, Allegheny, Aloha, and Mohawk operating (not counting later operators). My Len Morgan Airliners of the World in 1965 counted 32 111's in the AA fleet, their 3rd most common type (after 707 and 727). AA in fact had the world's largest fleet of 111's at the time. BN had 13, tied (with 707) for second-most-common type (after 727's). That's a good dent in the modern air fleet of the era, not "rare".
: But other than the Shorts, there is nothing remotely rare/unusual about those types. Neither Aerospatiale nor Airbus Industrie exist any more. ATR is
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