Revealing Herald Service Entry Report from 1961

A fascinating article on the then-new Handley Page Herald joining Jersey Airlines from The Aeroplane and Astronautics, 60 years ago.

The Handley Page Herald first flew on August 25, 1955 with the manufacturer hopeful for a bulging order book. At the time this article was written there was still the optimism that this airliner would prove popular. However, only 51 were built though the quality of the design is evidenced by the fact that the final passenger flight by the type took place 40 years later. The last cargo example, flying for Channel Express, was retired in 1999.Let’s step back in time to 1961…

The Herald Enters Service

May 19 marks the introduction into service with Jersey Airlines of the Handley Page Herald. The significance of this event for both the airline and the manufacturer is discussed by F.G. SWANBOROUGH.

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