Northrop Grumman retires its BAC 1-11 N164W, the end of an era

Last BAC 1-11 flight on May 6, 2019

Northrop Grumman Corporation has retired its BAC 1-11 N164W, the world’s last flying One Eleven airframe.

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 did a low fly by over the field, then came in for a landing a few minutes
later.

This was 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.

The airframe was sold to Dan-Air London as G-AXCK on March 26, 1969 before it came back to the United States with Westinghouse as N164W on February 10, 1983.

N164W would arrive at Northrop Grumman on March 1, 1996.

Top Copyright Photo: Northrop Grumman BAC 1-11 401AK N164W (msn 090) BWI (Brian McDonough). Image: 946461.

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1 thought on “Northrop Grumman retires its BAC 1-11 N164W, the end of an era

  1. Michael Brewer

    So sorry to see this aircraft retired worked on the first aircraft in 1962 cable printing and looming wired the first E panel (main roof pan in cockpit) then onto installing electrics in aircraft then clearing snags finally preparing for delivery in the flight shed.

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