Britain’s Most Successful Commercial Jetliner

The last bastions of British-made jetliners are long gone except for one example that continues to live on. Key.Aero discovers that while arguably the country’s lesser-known offering, the British Aerospace 146 is the UK’s most successful civil jet airliner programme.  

Exactly 39 years ago today, the British Aerospace 146 took to the skies for the first time. At that moment, those gazing skyward were not to know it would become the most successful British jetliner of all-time but also the last one to be designed and manufactured in the country. 

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