Worlds last BAC One Eleven leaves service

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has retired its BAC 1-11 N164W, the world’s last flying BAC-1-11 airframe (officially a BAC 1-11-401AK One-Eleven).

The airframe was operated as an avionics and electronics testbed aircraft. N164W made its last flight on May 6, 2019 from Baltimore/Washington (BWI).

The crew performed a low fly-by over the runway,  landing a few minutes
later, the last flight of the BAC-1-11.

BAC 1-11 401AK N164W (msn 090) was originally delivered to American Airlines as N5044 on December 16, 1966, making her nearly 53 years old.

The airframe was sold to Dan-Air London as G-AXCK on March 26, 1969 before it came back to the United States, bought by Westinghouse and registered as N164W on February 10, 1983.N164W joined Northrop Grumman on March 1, 1996.