It started out as Britain’s last go-it-alone attempt to produce a medium sized airliner. It ended up being the final home-grown commercial aircraft concept to emanate from BAC’s renowned Weybridge design team, passed over in favour of a collaborative, multi-national design as Europe sought to take on the might of the US industry in the 1980s. Why, then, did the BAC X-Eleven fail? 

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