Why new engines couldn't save the BAC One-Eleven

Re-engining the BAC One-Eleven with Rolls-Royce Tay engines could have given the veteran British airliner a new lease of life — but neither BAe, nor the market, turned out to think so

A British-built aircraft, converted in the USA, encouraged by the Saudis, with a view to production in Romania. It wasn’t the most obvious partnership. Nor, as it transpired, was it one exactly made in heaven. But, for a while, it seemed to offer the best hope of giving an ageing design a fresh dose of relevance.

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