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The United States of America was a major target for BAC One-Eleven sales from the very beginning and BAC was successful in obtaining orders from Braniff International, Mohawk Airlines and American Airlines before the prototype first flew on 20th August 1963. Letters of intent to purchase had also been placed by Frontier Airlines for six aircraft and Ozark Airlines for five aircraft while Bonanza Airlines actually ordered three aircraft. However, the Civil Aeronautics Board refused Bonanza Airlines a loan guarantee for their purchase while the other two airlines had been threatened with the withdrawal of their local service route subsidies if they purchased the aircraft which led to all three carriers having to abandon their plans. Surprisingly the CABs position was to change when these carriers proposed the purchase of home produced jet airliners. Mohawk Airlines stood out against the CAB believing that they could make a profit operating One-Elevens on their routes even if the subsidies were withdrawn. All three initial USA customers all placed multiple follow on orders and were joined by Aloha Airlines in 1965. The manufacturer was also successful in selling executive versions of the One-Eleven in the USA. Tenneco Inc purchased two new aircraft and later added a third from a previous operator. Other purchasers of new executive versions were Victor Comptometer Inc and Engelhard Industries.

All told sixty-nine new One-Elevens were sold in the USA comprising thirty-seven Series 200s and thirty-two of the higher operating weight Series 400s. Other used aircraft were later added to the American fleets while many airline One-Elevens were later converted into executive configuration for corporate use.

Series 500 One-Elevens were never certificated in the United States. Listed below are all known airline operators or proposed operators in alphabetical order together with listings of operators of corporate aircraft that were delivered from new. The list also includes the National Aircraft Leasing fleet as this company supplied so many of the corporate aircraft used by US companies

 

Aeroamerica, Inc. - (EO/AEO)

Seattle, Washington & Berlin-Tegel

This company leased a Series 401AK from National Aircraft Leasing Inc for a programme of charter flights out of Berlin-Tegel from May to October 1976.

 

Registration

c/n

Type

Delivery

Withdrawn

Notes

N5016

056

401AK

03May76

21Oct76

To Pacific American

 

Air Florida, Inc. - (QH/FLA)

Miami Florida

British Island Airways Ltd Series 400 One-Elevens were operated on behalf of Air Florida Inc between May 1983 until Air Florida ceased operations on 3rd July 1984 connecting with their six weekly DC-10 scheduled flights from to Gatwick from Miami. The One-Elevens operated from Gatwick to Frankfurt four times weekly and to Brussels and Düsseldorf twice weekly and carried small Air Florida stickers when so used.

 

Air Illinois, Inc. - (UX/AIL)

Carbondale, Illinois

This company purchased two Series 203AEs from US Air in July 1982 and October 1983. The aircraft were used on scheduled services from Chicago-O’Hare to Evansville, Springfield and Champaign, all in Illinois and to St Louis until all scheduled services came to an end on 16th April 1984. One of the aircraft was returned to US Air at this time while the other was operated on behalf of Wright Airlines from July to September 1984. It was later operated on behalf of Atlantic Gulf Airlines from November 1984. In May 1986 a Series 401AK was also leased to operate on behalf of Atlantic Gulf Airlines which continued until 1st September 1986. From this date all operations ceased.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N217CA

063

401AK

May86

01Sep86

 

N1542

016

203AE

Oct83

01Sep86

 

N1547

041

203AE

Jul82

18Apr84

To US Air

 

Names used on the aircraft:-

N1542 - Frank Tudor

N1547 - Les Smith

 

Air Wisconsin, Inc. - (UA & ZW/AWI)

Appleton, Wisconsin

Air Wisconsin leased four used Series 201ACs through British Aerospace from January 1985 to April 1986 pending delivery of new BAe 146-200s. The aircraft operated schedules from Chicago-O’Hare to points including Appleton, Cedar Rapids, Green Bay, Kalamazoo, Mosinee, Rhinelander and Toledo.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N101EX

007

201AC

Jan85

Apr86

To Florida Express

N104EX

011

201AC

04Jan85

Apr86

To Florida Express

N105EX

012

201AC

28Jan85

Apr86

To Florida Express

N107EX

085

201AC

Feb85

Apr86

To Florida Express

 

Allegheny Airlines, Inc./US Air, Inc. - (AL/ALO)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Allegheny Airlines inherited twenty-three One-Elevens when in took over Mohawk Airlines Inc on 12th April 1972. These comprised seventeen Series 204AFs, three Series 215AUs and three Series 203AEs. In the same year the company further expanded its One-Eleven fleet to thirty-one aircraft with the purchase of a further eight Series 203AEs from Braniff Airways Inc. The aircraft were initially operated in a 74 seat passenger configuration. The aircraft were used on a much expanded network from that of Mohawk Airlines Inc. This expansion extended southwards to Tampa, north to Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto in Canada, westwards to Chicago, St Louis and Evansville and eastwards to Boston and Providence. Pittsburgh was the major hub and operating base for the fleet and La Guardia, Newark and Kennedy were all served in New York. Other points served included Akron, Albany, Baltimore, Binghamton, Buffalo, Burlington, Charleston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Elmira, Erie, Harrisburg, Hartford, Indianapolis, Islip, Ithaca, Lexington, Newhaven, Philadelphia, Rochester (New York), Syracuse, Utica, Washington and White Plains. The company changed its name to US Air Inc with effect from 29th October 1979.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N1112J

030

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1113J

031

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1114J

032

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1115J

082

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1117J

099

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1118J

100

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1119J

101

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1120J

102

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1122J

103

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1123J

104

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1124J

134

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1125J

135

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1126J

179

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1127J

180

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1128J

181

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1129J

182

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1130J

096

215AU

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1131J

097

215AU

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1132J

105

215AU

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1134J

045

203AE

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1135J

046

203AE

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1136J

071

203AE

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1542

016

203AE

18Aug72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1544

018

203AE

03Mar72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1545

019

203AE

24Jul72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1546

020

203AE

07Sep72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1547

041

203AE

06Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1548

042

203AE

04May72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1549

043

203AE

17Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

N1550

044

203AE

21Mar72

09Jul78
w/o Rochester NY

N2111J

029

204AF

12Apr72

29Oct79
To US Air

 

Aloha Airlines, Inc. - (TS/AAH)

Honolulu, Hawaii

This airline ordered two Series 215AUs with an option on a third on 15th March 1965. They were laid out in a 79 seat single class configuration. The option on the third aircraft was taken up in October 1966 when two further aircraft were optioned though this was never to be taken up. The type was introduced into service 27th April 1966 and was operated on schedules which linked Honolulu with Hawaiian destinations which included Hilo, Kamuela, Kauai, Kona and Maui. The aircraft were withdrawn from service in March and April 1969 and replaced with higher capacity Douglas DC-9-30s.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N11181

096

215AU

15Apr66

11Mar69

To Mohawk as N1130J

N11182

097

215AU

07Jun66

17Mar69

To Mohawk as N1131J

N11183

105

215AU

31May67

14Apr69

To Mohawk as N1132J

 

The aircraft carried the following names:-

N11181 - Queen Kapiolani

N11183 - Queen Kaahumanu

 

American Airlines, Inc. - (AA/AAL)

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

This company ordered fifteen Series 401AKs on 17th July 1963.  A further ten were ordered on 4th February 1964 and finally another five on 1st December 1964 making American Airlines the largest customer for newly built One-Elevens.  They were initially delivered in a 63 seat mixed class configuration but were later operated in both 69 and 74 seat configuration.  The entire fleet was delivered between December 1965 and December 1966.  The company had earlier leased a Series 400AQ demonstrator from BAC for crew training from 5th to 31st December 1965.  The type was introduced into service on 6th March 1966 and was known as the ‘Astrojet 400’ within the company.  The fleet was used on an extensive domestic network in the north and central USA and also to Toronto from New York-La Guardia until the fleet was finally withdrawn on 17th January 1972.  Points served in the USA included Albany, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago-O’Hare, Cincinnati, Dallas-Love Field, Detroit, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Louisville, Memphis, Nashville, New York Newark and La Guardia, Oklahoma City, Rochester, St Louis, Syracuse, Tulsa and Washington-National.  Disposal of the fleet had begun with the sale of two aircraft to Dan-Air Services Ltd in March 1969 and a third aircraft to a corporate operator the following month.  Sixteen aircraft were sold to National Aircraft Leasing Inc between September 1970 and January 1972 for conversion to executive configuration and subsequent lease or sale to corporate customers.  Four others were sold in the Bahamas Islands to Bahamasair and to Out Island Airways (two each), one to TAROM of Romania and another to Orientair Ltd in the United Kingdom.  The remaining aircraft were all sold for corporate use in the USA.  One of the aircraft was leased to Merpati Nusantara Airlines from August to November 1971 and to Lineas Aéreas de Nicaragua – LANICA from March 1972 until at least July 1972.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

G-ASYE

054

400AQ

05Dec65

31Dec65

Leased from BAC

N5015

055

401AK

23Dec65

31Oct71

To NAL as N111NA

N5016

056

401AK

22Jan66

22Nov71

To NAL

N5017

057

401AK

29Jan66

17Jan72

To NAL

N5018

058

401AK

15Feb66

11May71

To Jet Travel N711ST

N5019

059

401AK

24Feb66

08Nov71

To NAL N112NA

N5020

060

401AK

13Mar66

08Nov71

To NAL N111NA

N5021

061

401AK

04Mar66

13Sep71

To Tristar Western

N5022

062

401AK

17Mar66

31Oct71

To VP-BDN

N5023

063

401AK

21Mar66

15Nov71

To VP-BDP

N5024

064

401AK

15Apr66

15Nov71

To NAL

N5025

065

401AK

07Apr66

15Nov71

To NAL N111NA

N5026

066

401AK

23Apr66

29Jan72

To Orientair G-AZMI

N5027

067

401AK

29Apr66

14Sep70

To NAL

N5028

068

401AK

10May66

26Apr71

To NAL

N5029

069

401AK

21May66

25Oct70

To NAL

N5030

072

401AK

27May66

31Aug71

To NAL

N5031

073

401AK

09Jun66

21Apr69

To N111FL

N5032

074

401AK

21Jun66

72

To OIA VP-BDI

N5033

075

401AK

27Jun66

08Nov71

To Jet Travel N55JT

N5034

076

401AK

09Jul66

17Jan72

To NAL

N5035

077

401AK

22Jul66

Jun72

To TAROM YR-BCG

N5036

078

401AK

04Aug66

17Jan72

To NAL

N5037

079

401AK

19Aug66

17Jan72

To Dresser Industries

N5038

080

401AK

08Sep66

17Jan72

To Jet Travel

N5039

081

401AK

12Oct66

17Jan72

To NAL

N5040

086

401AK

28Oct66

31Oct71

To NAL

N5041

087

401AK

10Nov66

Mar69

To Dan-Air G-AXCP

N5042

088

401AK

19Nov66

18Oct71

To NAL N112NA

N5043

089

401AK

10Dec66

17Jan72

To OIA VP-BDJ

N5044

090

401AK

16Dec66

Mar69

To Dan-Air G-AXCK

 

APA International Air. - (7P/APY)

Miami, Florida

This company took over the Atlantic Gulf Airline’s route between Miami and Puerto Plata by April 1986. The service was operated thrice weekly until early 1987 by a Series 203AE formerly operated by Atlantic Gulf.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N1542

016

203AE

Apr86

87

 

 

Atlantic Gulf Airlines, Inc. - (ZY/AGF)

St Petersburg & Tallahassee, Florida

Atlantic Gulf Airlines operated a Series 203AE from November 1984 and two Series 401AKs from early 1986.  Two of these aircraft were operated on the company’s behalf by Air Illinois Inc.  The aircraft were used on schedules which included a twice daily service from Tallahassee to Miami, one of which operated via West Palm Beach, a thrice weekly service from Miami to Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic) and a five times weekly service from Miami to Providenciales, all but one of which operated via Grand Turk (both in the Turks and Caicos Islands).  The company suspended operations on 1st September 1986 and although it was planned to reform as Ocean Air, this never took place.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N217CA

063

401AK

May86

01Sep86

 

N218CA

089

401AK

11Jun86

01Sep86

 

N1542

016

203AE

Nov84

01Sep86

 

 

Bonanza Airlines, Inc.

Phoenix, Arizona

This company ordered three Series 206AHs in November 1962 to replace Fairchild F-27s but following the rejection of a loan guarantee by the US Civil Aeronautics Board in February 1963, the order was cancelled and the aircraft not built. C/Ns 036-38 had been allocated for this order.

 

Braniff Airways Inc. - (BN/BNF)

Dallas, Texas

Marketing itself as Braniff International, this carrier placed its first order for six Series 203AEs with an option on six additional aircraft on 20th October 1961.  They were initially fitted out in a two class 63 seat configuration.  The options were taken up on 5th March 1963 and a further two aircraft were ordered on 14th February 1964.  An option was placed on twelve further aircraft on 30th September 1964 but this was never taken up.  The aircraft were delivered between March and December 1965 and were unusual in being the only airline delivered One-Elevens not to be fitted with ventral airstairs from new.  The type was introduced into service on 25th April 1965.  Thirty odd US cities were served by the type from their Dallas-Love Field hub ranging from Minneapolis St Paul and Chicago to the north, Amarillo and Lubbock to the west, Brownsville and Corpus Christi to the south and New York-Newark and Washington-Dulles International and National to the east.  Other points served included Austin, Des Moines, Fort Smith, Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, Omaha, St Louis, San Antonio, Shreveport, Sioux City and Sioux Falls, Tulsa, Waterloo and Wichita.  Sadly the type was the victim of its own success and larger capacity aircraft were soon required which led to Braniff upgrading to Boeing 727s.  Three of the aircraft were sold to Mohawk Airlines Inc in September 1970 while eight were sold to Allegheny Airlines Inc between April and September 1972 while two were sold as executive aircraft with one of these being used in this rôle by Braniff itself for a short while.  At least the first seven new aircraft were delivered in the old red/black/white colour scheme but later aircraft were delivered in Braniff’s newly adopted colour schemes.  The company had disposed of all its One-Elevens by the time it ceased operations on 12th May 1982.  However, it was then re-invented in 1983 and in order to expand its network into Florida it purchased Florida Express Inc on 1st March 1988 together with that company’s fleet of eighteen One-Elevens.  These comprised nine Series 203AEs (all previously operated by the original Braniff some sixteen years earlier), six Series 201ACs and three Series 401AKs.  Twelve of these aircraft were sold to Guinness Peat Aviation later in the year and leased back by Braniff.  The airline continued to maintain the Florida Express Orlando hub but with a much reduced One-Eleven operation.  Destinations served through this hub were Fort Myers, Miami, Tampa and West Palm Beach in Florida together with Atlanta, Birmingham (Alabama), Cincinnati, Columbus (Ohio) and Indianapolis.  A second hub was set up at Kansas City which was linked with Atlanta, Cleveland, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Omaha, St Louis, San Antonio (Texas), Tulsa and Wichita.  The company ceased all operations on 6th November 1989.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

Regn

c/n

Type

Delivery

W/D

Notes

N1541

015

203AE

10Aug65

17Aug72

To N541BN

N1542

016

203AE

20Apr65

18Aug72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1543
017
203AE
11Mar65
31Mar77
Conv to exec 14Aug73

 

 

 

01Mar88

06Nov89

 

N1544

018

203AE

06Apr65

03Mar72

To Allegheny Airlines

     
01Mar88
06Nov89
 

N1545

019

203AE

12May65

24Jul72

To Allegheny Airlines

     
01Mar88
06Nov89
 

N1546

020

203AE

02Jun65

07Sep72

To Allegheny Airlines

 

 

 

01Mar88

13Jun88

To EI-BWN

N1547

041

203AE

20Jul65

06Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

 

 

 

01Mar88

01Sep88

To EI-BWO

N1548

042

203AE

18Aug65

04May72

To Allegheny Airlines

     
01Mar88
06Nov89
 

N1549

043

203AE

24Sep65

17Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

 

 

 

01Mar88

29Aug88

To EI-BWP

N1550

044

203AE

04Oct65

21Mar72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1551

045

203AE

08Nov65

21Sep70

To Mohawk Airlines

N1552

046

203AE

24Nov65

15Sep70

To Mohawk Airlines

N1553

070

203AE

08Dec65

06Aug66

w/o nr Falls City

N1554

071

203AE

22Dec65

29Sep70

To Mohawk Airlines

N1135J

046

203AE

01Mar88

06Nov89

b/u Hondo

N1136J

071

203AE

01Mar88

06Nov89

b/u Hondo

N101EX

007

201AC

01Mar88

20Jul88

To EI-BWI

N102EX

009

201AC

01Mar88

30Aug88

To EI-BWJ

N104EX

011

201AC

01Mar88

15Jul88

To EI-BWK

N105EX

012

201AC

01Mar88

20Jul88

To EI-BWL

N106EX

013

201AC

01Mar88

19Jul88

To EI-BWM

N107EX

085

201AC

01Mar88

19Jul88

To EI-BWS

N170FE

057

401AK

01Mar88

21Jul88

To EI-BWQ

N171FE

061

401AK

01Mar88

22Jul88

To EI-BWR

N174FE

127

414EG

19Mar88

22Jul88

To EI-BWT

N541BN

015

203AE

17Aug72

16Oct72

Exec Sold Omni Corp

EI-BWI

007

201AC

20Jul88

06Nov89

To BAF G-ASJC

EI-BWJ

009

201AC

30Aug88

06Nov89

b/u Orlando

EI-BWK

011

201AC

15Jul88

06Nov89

To BAF G-DBAF

EI-BWL

012

201AC

20Jul88

06Nov89

To BAF G-OCNW

EI-BWM

013

201AC

19Jul88

06Nov89

To Shabair 9Q-CSJ

EI-BWN

020

203AE

13Jun88

06Nov89

b/u Orlando

EI-BWO

041

203AE

01Sep88

06Nov89

To ADC 5N-BAA

EI-BWP

043

203AE

29Aug88

06Nov89

To ADC 5N-AYY

EI-BWQ

057

401AK

21Jul88

06Nov89

To Shabair 9Q-CUG

EI-BWR

061

401AK

22Jul88

06Nov89

To N682RW

EI-BWS

085

201AC

19Jul88

06Nov89

To SARO XA-RTN

EI-BWT

127

414EG

22Jul88

06Nov89

To ADC 5N-BAB

 

The aircraft were painted in the following colours:-

N1541 - Medium Blue, N1542 - Sky Blue, N1543 - Ochre & later dark green with light green underbelly, N1544 - Orange, N1545 - Sky Blue, N1546 - Beige, N1547 - Sky blue, N1548 - Red, N1549 - Pastel Green, N1550 - Ochre, N1551 - Red, N1552 - Orange, N1553 - Ochre, N1554 - Ochre.

 

Britt Airways, Inc. - (RU/BTA)

Terre Haute, Illinois

Britt Airways obtained two used Series 416EKs from British Aerospace in June 1984 and March 1985. The aircraft were used on both charter flights and on the company’s schedules from Chicago-O’Hare to Champaign, Evansville, Indianapolis and Terre Haute. The airline was bought by People Express in February 1986 but continued to fly services in its own name until the aircraft were sold in May and August 1987. The One-Elevens had been withdrawn from scheduled service by December 1986.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N390BA

129

416EK

23Jun84

27Aug87

To Okada Air 5N-AYS

N392BA

131

416EK

21Mar85

12May87

To Okada Air 5N-AYT

 

Cascade Airways, Inc. - (CZ/CCD)

Walla Walla, Washington

This company leased three Series 201ACs from September and October 1984 until December 1985 and January 1986.  Two Series 401AKs were also operated from September and November 1984 until the company suspended operations on 7th March 1986 after entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier on 20th August 1985.  Aircraft were operated in a 79 passenger seat single class configuration. Schedules were flown linking points including Boise, Idaho Falls and Pocatello in Idaho, Eugene, Medford and Portland in Oregon, Lewiston, Pasco, Pullman, Seattle, Spokane and Walla Walla in Washington and Reno in Nevada from 4th April 1985. Calgary, Alberta was also served in Canada.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N102EX

009

201AC

Sep84

20Dec85

To Florida Express

N103EX

010

201AC

19Oct84

Jan86

To Florida Express

N106EX

013

201AC

Sep84

Jan86

To Florida Express

N217CA

063

401AK

Nov84

07Mar86

To Horizon Airlines

N218CA

089

401AK

Feb85

07Mar86

To Horizon Airlines

 

Classic Air, Inc.

Las Vegas, Nevada

This Las Vegas base company commenced services with ex US Air Series 204AFs in April 1990. At least five aircraft were painted in the company colours but only two entered service before the company was shut down by the end of the year. The 1-11s were leased from Aviation Leasing Group for passenger charters to and from the gaming resorts of Las Vegas and Atlantic City. The operation was a subsidiary of Buffalo Airways of Kansas.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N1114J

032

204AF

Apr90

90

To Kabo Air 5N-KBV

N1120J

102

204AF

Apr90

90

To Kabo Air 5N-KBD

N1126J

179

204AF

Jul90

Nov90

To Kabo Air 5N-KBA

N1127J

180

204AF

Apr90

Oct90

To Kabo Air 5N-KBO

N1129J

182

204AF

90

90

B/U

 

Engelhard Industries, Inc.

This company took delivery of a new Series 419EP ordered through Page Airways International in September 1967 by which time the company had been renamed the Engelhard Minerals and Chemicals Corporation.  The company, which put the first catalytic converter into production, initially operated this aircraft in a 74 seat configuration but later converted it into a corporate configuration for use throughout the world.  It was disposed of in April 1971.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N270E

120

419EP

21Sep67

20Apr71

To N44R

 

Name used on the aircraft:-

N270E - Platinum Pover 111

 

Florida Express, Inc. - (ZO/FLX)

Orlando, Florida

This company obtained nine Series 203AEs from US Air between January 1984 and December 1985, two of which were initially leased for six months prior to purchase.  Between January and July 1986 the seven Series 201ACs which had been earlier operated by Pacific Express were obtained.  Five series 401AKs were obtained between April 1986 and when the company was taken over by Braniff Airways Inc on 1st March 1988 but it is believed that only four of these aircraft were actually used operationally.  Service was inaugurated on 26th January 1984 with the 200 Series aircraft operating with 79 passenger seats and the Series 400s with 84 passenger seats.  Points served from Orlando included Akron, Birmingham (Alabama), Cincinnati, Clearwater/St Petersburg, Columbus (Ohio), Dayton, Forts Lauderdale and Myers, Harrisburg, Huntsville, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Louisville, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, New Orleans, Norfolk and Richmond (Virginia), Sarasota and West Palm Beach.  Nassau in the Bahamas was also served.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N101EX

007

201AC

Apr86

01Mar88

To Braniff

N102EX

009

201AC

Jan86

01Mar88

To Braniff

N103EX

010

201AC

Jan86

01Mar88

Spares use only

N104EX

011

201AC

Jul86

01Mar88

To Braniff

N105EX

012

201AC

Jul86

01Mar88

To Braniff

N106EX

013

201AC

Jan86

01Mar88

To Braniff

N107EX

085

201AC

Apr86

01Mar88

To Braniff

N170FE

057

401AK

Aug86

01Mar88

To Braniff

N171FE

061

401AK

Sep86

01Mar88

To Braniff

N172FE

056

401AK

Feb87

Apr87

To Flightway Air Service

N173FE

087

401AK

Feb87

Jan88

To Westinghouse

N174FE

127

414EG

Dec86

01Mar88

Not used - To Braniff

N179FE

075

401AK

Dec86

Dec86

Spares use only

N1135J

046

203AE

Feb85

01Mar88

To Braniff

N1136J

071

203AE

08Feb85

01Mar88

To Braniff

N1543

017

203AE

Jul84

01Mar88

To Braniff

N1544

018

203AE

Feb84

01Mar88

To Braniff

N1545

019

203AE

Mar84

01Mar88

To Braniff

N1546

020

203AE

Dec85

01Mar88

To Braniff

N1547

041

203AE

Oct84

01Mar88

To Braniff

N1548

042

203AE

27Jan84

01Mar88

To Braniff

N1549

043

203AE

Jan84

01Mar88

To Braniff

 

Names used on the aircraft:-

N1548 - Orlando 1

N1544 - Orlando 2

N1545 - Orlando 3

 

Frontier Airlines, Inc. - ( FL/FTA)

Denver, Colorado

This company placed a letter of intent for the purchase six aircraft in June 1961 but this was not followed up with a firm commitment.

 

Kiwi International Airlines, Inc. - (KP/KIA)

 

Newark, New Jersey

 

This Newark, New Jersey based airline announced an order for 11 ‘Airstar 2500s’ with an option of five more on 9th February 1993.  These aircraft were to be produced by Romaero S.A. of Bucharest-Băneasa as a developed version of the Series 500 One-Eleven powered by Rolls-Royce Tay 650 engines.  The project to produce the ‘Airstar 2500’ was abandoned by April 1997 and the contract terminated.

Mohawk Airlines, Inc. - (MO)

Utica, New York

This Utica-Rome based carrier placed its first order for four Series 204AF aircraft on 24th July 1962.  The company was convinced that it could make a profit by upgrading its services to jet operation and in doing so sacrificed its local service subsidy from the CAB.  The aircraft were delivered in an unusual 68 seat passenger configuration which comprised alternating four and five abreast rows of seats with facing rows over the wing centre section.  After seven repeat orders placed between 1964 and 1968, Mohawk Airlines eventually took delivery of its eighteenth and final new aircraft in May 1969.  Before the company took delivery of this last new aircraft, it obtained the three Series 215AUs from Aloha Airlines Inc between March and April 1969.  The company raised its fleet to twenty-three aircraft with the purchase of three Series 203AEs from Braniff Airways Inc in September 1970, having sadly lost one of its fleet in a fatal crash in June 1967.  The company’s first aircraft arrived at its Utica base on 17th May 1965.  It inaugurated service with the type on 15th July 1965 and built up a comprehensive network of scheduled services throughout the north-eastern states of the USA and to Montréal and Toronto in Canada. Points served included Albany, Binghamton, Boston, Buffalo, Burlington, Cleveland, Detroit, Elmira, Erie, Hartford, Ithaca, Minneapolis, New York (La Guardia, Kennedy and Newark), Pittsburgh, Providence, Rochester (New York), Syracuse, Utica, Washington, Watertown and White Plains and from early 1971 Chicago-Midway.  After getting into financial difficulties after a long crew strike, the company merged into Allegheny Airlines Inc on 12th April 1972.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N1112J

030

204AF

25Jun65

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1113J

031

204AF

10Aug65

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1114J

032

204AF

29Sep65

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1115J

082

204AF

21Nov65

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1116J

098

204AF

05Aug66

23Jun67

w/o near Blossburg, PA

N1117J

099

204AF

30Aug66

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1118J

100

204AF

26Sep66

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1119J

101

204AF

15Oct66

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1120J

102

204AF

24Jan67

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1122J

103

204AF

17Aug67

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1123J

104

204AF

30Dec67

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1124J

134

204AF

25Mar68

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1125J

135

204AF

17Jun68

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1126J

179

204AF

02Aug68

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1127J

180

204AF

31Dec68

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1128J

181

204AF

21Jan69

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1129J

182

204AF

17May69

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1130J

096

215AU

11Mar69

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1131J

097

215AU

17Mar69

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1132J

105

215AU

14Apr69

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1134J

045

203AE

21Sep70

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1135J

046

203AE

15Sep70

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N1136J

071

203AE

29Sep70

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

N2111J

029

204AE

15May65

12Apr72

To Allegheny Airlines

 

Names used on the aircraft:-

N1112J - Ohio

N1113J - Pennsylvania

N1114J - Massachusetts

N1115J - Michigan

N1116J - Discover America

N1117J - Ontario

N1118J - Vermont

N1119J - Connecticut

N1120J - New Jersey, later Discover America and later Robert E Peach

N1122J - Quebec

N1123J - Rhode Island

N1124J - New Hampshire

N1125J - New Jersey and also quoted as Maine

N1126J - District of Columbia and also quoted as Minnesota

N1127J - Dominion of Canada

N1128J - Captain Joe Donnelly

N1129J - Illinois

N1130J - Minnesota

N2111J - New York

 

National Aircraft Leasing, Inc - NAL.

This organisation, part of the Tiger Leasing Group, purchased 16 Series 401AKs from American Airlines Inc in January 1973 for conversion to executive configuration. Three of these aircraft were leased to airlines as indicated below prior to their conversions taking place. Part of the agreement with American Airlines was that the aircraft would be virtually zero timed before handover. This work involved a complete major overhaul of the undercarriage with new wheels, brakes, tyres and anti-skid systems. Cold Air Units were replaced and new ducting and valves installed. All radios, electronics and autopilots were removed, serviced and bench tested while the flying controls and flaps were overhauled. X-Ray inspections were carried out where necessary and the aircraft weighed. Hot and cold sections of the engines were completely overhauled and all the latest modifications incorporated. The APUs and generators were also fully overhauled. Each aircraft was then flight tested before handover to NAL.

On receipt of the aircraft from American Airlines, the aircraft were flown to The Dee Howard Company at San Antonio for the next stage of the work. This company was contracted to carry out the conversions designed by NAL. Each aircraft was fitted with a de luxe interior in colours and fabrics chosen by the customer. The new interior comprised eleven individual fully reclining and adjustable 360° swivelling chair, one four-seat and two three-seat couches which converted to provide sleeping accommodation, two toilets and a separate dressing room, an executive desk complete with telephone, calculator and provision for an electric typewriter, a centrally located bar complete with lighting and cabinet stowage. A fully equipped galley with lighting and ventilation isolated from the main cabin, cabin overhead lighting, table lamps and reading lights, a four place conference table with provision for a slide or film projector, video tape system and an eight track stereo system. Finally the exterior was painted to the customer’s choice.

The aircraft were wired for the installation of a dual Delco Carousel IVA inertial navigation system and a dual HF system. A NAL designed long range fuel system was installed which entailed the fitting of either seven or ten extra fuel cells in the rear of the forward freight hold. This increased the fuel capacity by 4,618 litres (1,220 US Gallons) or 6,056 litres (1,600 US Gallons) giving the aircraft a range with 45 minutes reserves of 3,753 miles (5,040 km or 3,259 nm) or 3,950 miles (6,357 km or 3,431 nm) with ten or eight passengers respectively. With seven cells fitted there is still 137 cu ft of under floor hold space. The aircraft were either sold or leased to customers.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N111NA(1)

055

401AK

20Jun73

26Feb74

NAL 1 - To N1JR

N112NA(1)

059

401AK

20Jul73

18Feb74

NAL 2 - To N5019

N5017

057

401AK

20Jun73

01Dec73

NAL 3 - To N277NS

N5036

078

401AK

08Aug73

18Jul74

NAL 4 - To N5036

N111NA(2)

065

401AK

27Sep73

Mar75

NAL 5 - To N5025

N5030

072

401AK

25Oct73

25Apr77

NAL 6 - To N310EL

N112NA(2)

088

401AK

May74

09Oct79

NAL 7 - To HZ-NIR *1

N111NA(4)

086

401AK

05Mar74

14Dec76

NAL 8 - To N500CS

N5029

069

401AK

01Apr74

25Mar75

NAL 9 - To 3D-LLG

N111NA(3)

060

401AK

15Apr74

21Oct75

NAL 10 To N102GP

N5028

068

401AK

16Dec74

01May76

NAL 11 To N3E

N5024

064

401AK

28Feb75

29Aug76

NAL 12 To N5024

N5039

081

401AK

07Mar75

27Jul80

NAL 13 To HZ-RH1 *2

N5016

056

401AK

02Apr75

Jul78

NAL 14 To N120TA *3

N5034

076

401AK

16Apr75

Jun77

NAL 15 To N5034

N5027

067

401AK

28Jul75

01Mar77

NAL 16 To N5027

 

*1 Leased Austral 29th December 1976 to 7th February 1979 prior to executive conversion

*2 Leased Austral 31st December 1976 to 31st March 1979 prior to executive conversion

*3 Leased Aeroamerica 3rd May to 21st October 1976 and to Pacific American Airlines from January to July 1977 prior to executive conversion

 

Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Baltimore, Maryland

From 1st March 1996 this company took over the flight test fleet of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation’s two Series 401AKs.  A third aircraft of the same type was added in May 2001 and was similarly modified until it was retired in September 2011.  The company’s BAC One-Elevens have been much modified to test military aircraft radars and carry out research.  Currently two aircraft are in use and are among the last operational One-Elevens in the world.  The fleet has been used for evaluating and flight testing radar and sensor equipment for many programmes including the F35, F22, F16, B1B and RAF C130s as well as Laser and Avionics systems for other systems including Homeland Security.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes
N111JX
163
414EG
10Dec09
---

Spares use only

N161NG
067
401AK
23May01
26Sep11

 

N162W
087
401AK
01Mar96
current
 
N164W
090
401AK
01Mar96
current

 

 

Ozark Airlines, Inc. - (OZ/OZA)

St. Louis, Missouri

This company placed a letter of intent for the purchase of five Series 200 aircraft in May 1961 but was not followed up with a firm commitment.

 

Pacific American Airlines, Inc.

Burbank, California

Reportedly operated a Series 401AK leased from National Aircraft Leasing in 1977. No further details are known of this carrier other than the fact that it operated interstate passenger and cargo charter services and had previously been known as Mercer Airlines Inc.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N5016

056

410AK

Jan77

07Jul77

 

 

 Pacific Express, Inc. - (VB/WCA)

Chico, California

This company obtained seven Series 201ACs from British Caledonian Airways Ltd between December 1981 and June 1982 in an all tourist 78 seat configuration.  It also leased two aircraft from US Air, firstly a Series 204AF from early November 1982 to late November 1983 and then a Series 203AE from May to December 1983.  A scheduled operation commenced on 27th January 1982 and at its peak served Bakersfield, Chico, Fresno, Los Angeles, Modesto, Monterey, Oakland, Palm Springs, Redding, Medford and Klamath Falls in Oregon, Boise in Idaho, Reno and Las Vegas in Nevada and Spokane in Washington were also served.  The company ceased operations on 2nd May 1984.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N101EX

007

201AC

10Dec81

02May84

To Air Wisconsin

N102EX

009

201AC

10Jun82

02May84

To Cascade Airways

N103EX

010

201AC

30Apr82

02May84

To Cascade Airways

N104EX

011

201AC

27Mar82

02May84

To Air Wisconsin

N105EX

012

201AC

24Feb82

02May84

To Air Wisconsin

N106EX

013

201AC

27Jan82

02May84

To Cascade Airways

N107EX

085

201AC

03Jan82

02May84

To Air Wisconsin

N1120J

102

204AF

08Nov82

22Nov83

Leased from US Air

N1548

042

203AE

23May83

17Dec83

Leased from US Air

 

Tenneco, Inc.

Houston, Texas

Previously known as the Tennessee Gas Transmission Company, this organisation ordered a new Series 212AR through Page Airways International on 10th August 1964 followed by a second in 1968.  These two corporate aircraft were delivered in April 1966 and July 1969.  A used Series 211AH was added to the fleet in September 1975.  The three aircraft were flown all over the world on company business by this multinational organisation until disposed of between January and March 1987.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes
N502T
083
212AR
05Apr66
Feb87

To VR-CBZ

N503T
183
212AR
08Jul69
Mar87

To VR-CBY

N504T
084
211AH
13Sep75
23Jan87
To VR-CBX

 

US Air, Inc. - (AL & US/USA)

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC

Allegheny Airlines was renamed US Airways Inc on 29th October 1979 with its corporate headquarters at Washington DC.  At this time the airline was operating thirty One-Elevens, comprising seventeen Series 204AFs, three Series 215AUs and ten Series 203AEs.  The rear airstairs were removed from the Series 204AFs and the 215AUs between 1980 and 1983 in a weight saving measure bringing them in line with the ex Braniff Airways Series 203AEs which had been delivered new without rear airstairs.  The aircraft were flown over a similar network to that of Allegheny Airlines Inc in a 79 seat passenger configuration.  Scheduled points served included Albany (New York), Allentown, Baltimore, Binghamton, Boston, Bristol (Tri-City Airport), Buffalo, Burlington (Vermont), Charleston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Elmira, Erie, Fort Myers, Grand Rapids, Greensboro, Greenville, Harrisburg, Hartford, Huntington, Indianapolis, Islip, Ithaca, Knoxville, Lexington, Louisville, Manchester (New Hampshire), Myrtle Beach, Newport News, New York (Kennedy, La Guardia and Newark), Norfolk, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, Rochester (New York), St.Louis, Syracuse, Toledo, Washington (Dulles and National) and Wilkes-Barre.  Montréal, Ottawa and Toronto were also served in Canada.  The aircraft were also used for charter work and were leased to several operators at various times both in Canada and the USA.  The fleet was gradually reduced until by January 1989 only eight aircraft were required to cover the programme and all had been withdrawn by the summer of the same year.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N1112J

030

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Kabo Air for spares

N1113J

031

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Kabo Air 5N-KBS

N1114J

032

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Classic Air

N1115J

082

204AF

29Oct79
May85

To Kabo Air 5N-KBG

N1117J

099

204AF

29Oct79
May82

Leased to Quebecair

099
204AF
Jan83
May89
Stored Orlando

N1118J

100

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Gas Air 5N-SKS

N1119J

101

204AF

29Oct79
May89

Ferried Hurn b/u Mar91

N1120J

102

204AF

29Oct79
8Nov82

Lsd Pacific Ex/Emerald

102
204AF
22Nov82
May89
To Classic Air

N1122J

103

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Kabo Air for spares

N1123J

104

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Kabo Air 5N-KBC

N1124J

134

204AF

29Oct79
May89

b/u Waco Jan91

N1125J

135

204AF

29Oct79
19May80

To SaudiWings HZ-MOI

N1126J

179

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Classic Air

N1127J

180

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Classic Air

N1128J

181

204AF

29Oct79
May89

Ferried Hurn b/u Mar91

N1129J

182

204AF

29Oct79
May89

To Classic Air

N1130J

096

215AU

29Oct79
May89

To Hellenic Air

N1131J

097

215AU

29Oct79
May89

Stored Orlando b/u 04

N1132J

105

215AU

29Oct79
May89

To Kabo Air 5N-KBM

N1134J

045

203AE

29Oct79
May89

b/u San Antonio 2013

N1135J

046

203AE

29Oct79
Feb86

To Florida Express

N1136J

071

203AE

29Oct79
Feb86

To Florida Express

N1542

016

203AE

29Oct79
Oct83

To Air Illinois

N1544

018

203AE

29Oct79
Feb84

To Florida Express

N1545

019

203AE

29Oct79
Mar84

To Florida Express

N1546

020

203AE

29Oct79
Dec85

To Florida Express

N1547

041

203AE

29Oct79
20Jul82

Leased to Air Illinois

041
203AE
18Apr84
Oct84
To Florida Express

N1548

042

203AE

29Oct79
23May83

Leased to Air Illinois

042
203AE
17Dec83
Jan84
To Florida Express

N1549

043

203AE

29Oct79
Jan84

To Florida Express

N2111J

029

204AF

29Oct79
May89

Ferried Southend b/u 91

 

Victor Comptometer Corporation.

Chicago, Illinois

This organisation ordered a new Series 410AQ through Page Airways International with delivery in September 1966 for corporate use.  The aircraft was configured with an executive forward cabin with a thirty seat cabin in the rear and was operated mainly within the USA.  It was sold on October 1972.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N3939V

054

410AQ

08Sep66

26Oct72

To N77CS

 

Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Baltimore, Maryland

This company obtained two Series 401AKs in February 1983 and January 1988 and both were extensively modified as radar testbeds and trials platforms.  They were used to flight test Westinghouse/Texas Instruments radars, Martin Marietta electro-optical sensors and Westinghouse /TRW EW system as a testbed for the systems later top be installed in the McDonnel Douglas YF-23A Advanced Tactical Fighter.  The aircraft were also used for flight testing the Westinghouse/Honeywell MODAR (Modular Avionics Radar) MR-3000 windshear detection system.  The company merged into the Northrop Grumman Corporation in March 1996.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes
N162W
087
401AK
Jan88
01Mar96
To Northrop Grumman
N164W
090
401AK
04Feb83
01Mar96

To Northrop Grumman

 

Wright Airlines, Inc. (KC)

Cleveland, Ohio

Leased a Series 203AE from Air Illinois Inc in summer 1984 and operated in Air Illinois colour scheme with Wright titles. No details are known of its use.

 

Registration
c/n
Type
Delivery
Withdrawn
Notes

N1542

016

203AE

Jul84

Sep84

 

 

Executive/ Corporate Aircraft

Many other aircraft have been used in the executive/corporate role in the USA. As there are so many, they are now listed under a separate entry:- "Corporate Operators"

 

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