Here is some update on BAC 1-11 fleets
Business Jet Services N999BW Stage 3 Hushkitted.
The aircraft has just come to the end of a very comprehensive refurbishment. Its flightdeck has been upgraded with the installation of a glass cocokpit and it is currently being repsprayed. It will shortly return to service after nearly a year!
Grupo Adelac XA-ADC
The aircraft is being kept busy flying out of its base at Toluca, Mexico. I have been told that it flies up to three times a week.
GST Aero UN-B1111
It was reported that this airframe returned to service at the beginning of this year after a period of storage and an overhaul at Bucharest Otopeni. It is based at Alamaty. No sightings have yet been recorded.
Kori Air N789CF
I've been told that this aircraft does fly occasionally in the USA but no reported sightings or images of it have been given to me so far. In fact I've only ever seen one image of this aircraft!
Another airframe that was supposedly returned to service earlier this year from Bucharest Otopeni after a period of storage and overhaul. Once again no one has confirmed this to me yet and it has not been seen.
Libyan Arab Airlines 5A
It was seen in service in Tripoli late last year but is rarely seen other than when it goes into Malta for its maintenance.
JetEx Flight Support / MIA
Airlines YR-CJL, YR-HRS, YR-MIA
The largest remaining 1-11 operator with six aircraft in the fleet although only four are in service. The three Romanian registered aircraft are stage three hushkitted, These are the last three civil registered 1-11s still allowed to fly in Europe! The fourth aircraft P4-CBH is normally based in Africa
Northrop Grumman N161NG, N162W, N164W
These airframes are all used as testbeds for various radar installations. Testing is currently been carried out with the JSF radar system.
QinetiQ ZE432, ZE433, ZH763
All of these aircraft are active from their Boscombe Down base. ZE432 still flies with the ETPS while ZE433 is involved with Eurofighter radar trials. ZH763 carries out all sorts of electronic missions.
Both these aircraft were kept busy until recently. YR-BRE
has been on "government duty" for the past few years, but it seems to have been replaced by a BAe146. YR-BRI
was carrying out regular trooping flights. Neither aircraft have been sighted or photographed away from their Otopeni base for sometime now.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."