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AIRCRAFT OPERATOR REG. NOTES HISTORY
Airbus A.320 Cyprus Airways F-WWDX Arrived on 13.03.89. Aircraft used on a demonstration flight to Mount Etna.  
Avro RJ70   G-AOXX    
BAC 1-11 B.U.A. G-ASJI Arrived with 13 crew on 22.01.65, between 21:40-23:30. Flight listed as BR PROVING. Departed with 11 crew. Also seen on the 29th, between 23:00-23:55. Had “Test Flight” as aircraft name, c/s BR9104. Arrived/departed with 12 crew.  
BAC 111-500 B.A.C. G-ASYD Seen on 15.01.70, no other details.  
DH Comet   G-ALZK Arrived on a UK-Malta-UK flight on 21.06.51 between 11:33-14:30. 10 crew, plus 15 passengers described as technical crew. c/s CDL 005. Second prototype. Used by the BOAC Comet Unit to conduct 500 hours of pilot training and route proving.
DH 121 Trident 1C De Havilland Aircraft Corp. G-ARPB Arrived (at unknown time on 08.02.63 from Hatfield with four crew. Departed (for Hatfield) on the 15th at 10:00 with 4 crew and 17 passengers. c/n 2102, to B.E.A. Dec 67. Merged with British A/Ws Apr 74. Purchased by British Airport Authorities in Jan 78 for use as a fire trainer.
Embraer 190   PP-XMB Arr late evening on 19.09.06, departed the following morning.  
Falcon 8X   F-WWQC A two hour stop over on 31.03.16.  
HS Trident 2E   G-AVFC Brought as demonstrator for Malta Airlines on 14.05.68.  
HS.125 Hawker Siddeley Aviation. G-ARYA Arrived from Nice on 07.01.64 at 16:50, departing at 08:00 on the 9th, destination Entebbe. Carried 4 crew. c/n 25001. First prototype, withdrawn from use in October 1965. Preserved at the Mosquito Museum, 1968.
DH.125 Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd. G-ARYC Arrived on 04.12.65, between 17:10-18:00. From/to Nice. c/n 25003. Later registered to Hawker Siddeley Aviation and Rolls-Royce. PWFU 31.03.76.
HS 125 Hawker-Siddeley Aviation Ltd G-AYOK Carrying executives from three British companies and Hawker Siddeley company, to encourage the sale of the British biz-jet. See report below. c/n 25250.
HS.125-600 H.S.A. G-BCUX First noted between 16-17.02.75, arriving from Hatfield, departing for Cairo. Another night stop between 26-27.09.75 between Hatfield to Heraklion, arriving from/returning to Cairo between 07-08.10.75, again arriving from Gatwick to Cairo on the 19th, returning on the 28th heading back to the UK. c/n 256043.
        
 

How it was reported’Joint jet into Europe’ drive

Times of Malta, Wednesday June 30, 1971

Top executives of three British companies, flying in a Hawker Siddeley 125 jet aircraft, stopped in Malta yesterday for two and a half hours before leaving for the next leg of in their 16,000-mile trip which will take them to 18 European cities in seven days.

They are launching what Hawker Siddeley has called “Joint jet into Europe”, a campaign aimed at encouraging companies to buy the executive aircraft. The 10-seater 125 jet, which costs £490,000 can be described as a “flying boardroom”.

The executives helping Hawker Siddeley to push up sales of the aircraft were from Armstrong Patents Limited, manufacturers of vehicle shock absorbers, R.B. Massey group of companies, with interests in machine components, particularly refrigerated bodies, hydraulic fittings and vehicle distribution, and Humbrol, which manufactures enamels, adhesives, do-it-yourself products and artists materials.

During their brief stop at Luqa Airport, the executives met the local agents of their respective companies. The group was accompanied by sales executives of Hawker Siddeley.

Hawker Siddeley says that companies with widely different interests can form a consortium to buy a jet. It points out that there is nothing to stop the consortium to operate the jet on a charter basis when the member companies do not want it themselves. The executive jet is the 250th of its type built by Hawker Siddeley.
        
 
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