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  British Airtours - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British Airtours was merged with British Caledonian Charter, the wholly owned charter subsidiary of British Caledonian (BCal), Britain's erstwhile largest wholly privately owned, Independent international scheduled airline and the country's "Second Force" carrier, adopting the Caledonian Airways name when the newly privatised British Airways completed the acquisition of the rival BCal in April 1988.
British Airtours, as the airline had become known following the creation of British Airways in 1974 as a result of the 1972 BEA-BOAC merger, therefore decided to retire its last remaining Comets during that year itself and to sell the entire fleet to Dan-Air.
When British Airways decided in the late 1970s to re-equip the aging and increasingly inefficient short-/medium-haul Hawker Siddeley Tridents and BAC 1-11s it had inherited from BEA with state-of-the-art Boeing 757s and 737s, a follow-on order for nine brand-new 737-236 "Advanced" aircraft was placed with Boeing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_Airtours   (1291 words)

 The History Of The British Airways Museum - 1987
British Airways longhaul flights at Heathrow moved from Terminal 3 to Terminal 4 on 4 April together with selected shorthaul routes.
British Airways was finally privatised in February in a hugely oversubscribed flotation.
As part of the changes associated with the BCAL merger, British Airtours was re-named Caledonian Airways and adopted a lion-tailed livery from February and tartan uniforms similar to those of BCAL.
www.bamuseum.com /museumhistory80-90.html   (926 words)

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British Airways also changed the name of their charter division from British Airtours to Caledonian Airways the same year.
British Airways Regional was established in 1992 to operate flights from Birmingham, Manchester and throughout Scotland.
British Mediterranean Airways became BA's latest franchise partner in 1997 and a new low-cost airline owned by BA was announced with the codename 'Operation Blue Sky'.
members.tripod.com /Craigs_Airlines/britishairways.htm   (3162 words)

 British European Airways - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
British European Airways, or BEA, was formed in 1946 by an Act of Parliament.
The airline was also the first customer for many British short- and medium-haul airliners of the 1950s and 1960s, including the Vickers Viscount, Vickers Vanguard, BAC One-Eleven 500 and Hawker-Siddeley Trident.
BEA ceased operations in 1974 when it was merged with the British Overseas Airways Corporation to form British Airways.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_European_Airways   (236 words)

 British Airways - Details and Fleet History - Planespotters.net
In 1969 BEA Airtours (later British Airtours) was founded as BEA?s charter airline.
British Airways was privatised in 1987, valued at more than 900 million British pounds.
In the same year opponent British Caledonian was taken over, introducing new aircraft types like the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 or BA?s first Airbus to the BA fleet.
www.plane-spotters.net /Airline/British-Airways   (596 words)

 Aerosite - Caledonian Airways
In November 1970, the airline acquired and merged with British United Airways.
British Airways acquired British Caledonian in the late 1980s and created an airline from both its British Airtours charters subsidiary and the BCal Charter subsidiary.
The new Caledonian Airways was sold by British Airways to the Carlson Group which rebranded the airline as Caledonian.
www.aerosite.net /content/view/662/41   (160 words)

 AirDisaster.Com: Special Report: British Airtours Flight KT28M
One of the most horiffic of these incidents was the loss of a British Airtours Boeing 737-200 at Manchester International Airport.
The Greek Islands enjoyed a significant increase in tourist traffic during the 1980s, and British Airtours, a subsidiary of British Airways, carried many hundreds of thousands of these tourists from Britain.
The report of the British Air Accident Investigation Branch revealed that the compression chamber on the engine had cracked and partially disintegrated due to thermal fatigue.
www.airdisaster.com /special/special-bakt28m.shtml   (525 words)

 British Civil Aviation in 1988
British Airways receives the first of its Airbus A320 regional airliners.
Caledonian Airways becomes wholly owned by British Airways and will operate charter flights for British Airtours and British Caledonian.
The Monopolies and Mergers Commission approves the British Airways take-over of British Caledonian and all business is transferred to British Airways.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /milestones-of-flight/british_civil/1988.html   (206 words)

 FSDome.com - Microsoft Flight Simulator Downloads - Aircraft, Panels, Sounds, Scenery etc
Caledonian was a subsidiary of British Airways, previously known as British Airtours Caledonian operated a number of 757's including this one, G-BPEA, and this is where it remained until operations ceased in 1996.
A repaint of the default 737 in the British Airways old Landor livery.
Repaint of the meljet Boeing 777-200 in British Airways Livery G-VIIE with the Union Flag tail which is now the standard scheme.
www.fsdome.com /airlines/6_2.htm   (619 words)

 First Choice recommends Kuoni merger - Jun. 18, 1999
LONDON (CNNfn) - British holiday firm First Choice urged its shareholders to vote for a friendly merger with Swiss group Kuoni Friday, although a hostile offer from British rival Airtours could still lie ahead.
Airtours has canceled its offer, awaiting the ruling from Brussels, which will take four months.
Shareholders representing 51 percent of First Choice's capital had already accepted Airtours' offer before the European Commission put a temporary block on the deal.
money.cnn.com /1999/06/18/europe/firstchoice   (363 words)

 Fatal Events Since 1970 for British Airways
22 August 1985; British Airtours 737-200; Manchester Airport, England: The crew rejected the takeoff due to an uncontained engine failure.
The failure led to a punctured fuel tank and a fire that spread to the cabin.
The first officer was stunned by the strike and later found it difficult to use his left arm.
www.airsafe.com /events/airlines/bab.htm   (394 words)

 Ocean Wings - Big Bird   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
British Airways Boeing B747-200 Chelsea Rose 1:400 49.50€
British Airways Boeing B747-200 City of Manchester 39.90€
British Airtours Boeing B747-200 City of Winchester 39.90€
www.ocean-wings.com /bigbird1400.htm   (385 words)

 CNN Interactive - Almanac - August 22, 1998
In 1788, the British settlement in Sierra Leone was founded.
In 1834, Samuel Pierpont Langley, U.S. astronomer and aviation pioneer, was born.
In 1985, 55 people were killed at Manchester airport when a British Airtours Boeing 737 burst into flames after the pilot aborted the takeoff.
www.cnn.com /almanac/9808/22   (964 words)

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British European Airways began on 1st August 1946
British Airways was formed after the British government forced
On 23rd of November 1992, the company was sold to British Airways for £1.
members.home.nl /liesje1/airuk.html   (128 words)

 World Airlines
Name: ukmisc1.zip Size: 585539 Date: 04-14-2000 -- Air 2000 & Airtours API Macros
Name: bairt83.zip Size: 991608 Date: 01-03-2004 -- FS2002/FS2004 British Airtours MD-83
Name: airtorfp.zip Size: 4585 Date: 11-27-2004 -- FS2004 Airtours International AI Flight
www.flightsim.com /cgi/kds?$=main/airmap/all/airtours.htm   (893 words)

 DH Comet 4B - BEA Airtours - Corgi Classics - Collectiques.co.uk for Diecast, Models and Kits
It served faithfully on European routes until February 1971, when G-APMC was one of nine Comet 4Bs transferred to BEA Airtours, until being sold in October 1973.
The airline flew holidaymakers from Gatwick to destinations mainly in Spain, Italy and Cyprus.
When British Airways was formed on 1st April 1974, BEA Airtours became British Airtours.
www.collectiques.net /catalogue/corgi/ava/beaairtours.html   (226 words)

 Gemini Jets Forum
While British Caledonian was privately owned, the origins of Caledonian Airways go back to the 1970's as "British Airtours" and a subsidary company of British Airways.
When British Airways absorbed British Caledonian in the late 1980's, British Airtours was renamed Caledonian Airways.
In 1970/71 Caledonian merged with British United Airways (BUA) which flew charters and Scheduled flights to Europe and Africa using BAC 111 and VC10 aircraft.
www.network54.com /Forum/22034/viewall-page-19   (6153 words)

 British Airtours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I have started the history of Airtours, albeit briefly, but I need you folks to add to it and bring it to life.
Details of the fleet of aeroplanes BEA Airtours and British Airtours operated and 'where they are now'.
IMPORTANT TO This site s a personal tribute to BEA Airtours and British Airtours, and is not affiliated with British Airways Plc
www.britishairtours.com   (248 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Manchester | Memorial marks 1985 air disaster
A roll call was read out of the 55 people who lost their lives when a British Airtours flight to Corfu burst into flames during takeoff.
There were 131 passengers and six crew on board when the engine of the Boeing 737 plane caught fire.
The private service was also attended by airport staff and emergency service workers who helped at the scene, former British Airways chairman Lord Marshall and Manchester Airport chief executive Geoff Muirhead.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/manchester/4170948.stm   (339 words)

 AIRTOURS - Travel British Columbia and Canada's North
AIRTOURS - Travel British Columbia and Canada's North
Various branches of British Columbia and Canadian governments operate programs of various kinds which bring workers and their campsites to the area.
A very important strategically located lighthouse is occupied year round to provide guidance for boats and aircraft in the sometimes treacherous waters in this part of the north Pacific.
www.british-columbia-tours.com /airtours.htm   (414 words)

 Items for Sale Listings - british - Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
British West Indies Print Roy Avis Vintage Caribbean...
The Longman Anthology of British Literature by David...
www.morrisandthedolphn.com /britishsk2.html   (456 words)

 Item 529722900 (A781 BRITISH Airtours B707-321 G-AYSL 1979 - landing!)
A781 BRITISH Airtours B707-321 G-AYSL 1979 - landing!
A781 BRITISH Airtours B707-321 G-AYSL 1979 LGW - landing!
The nose of the aircraft is not cut off, but my scanner sometimes trims the left and right side of the scan.
www.airlinehobby.com /listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=529722900&referer=/index.cfm   (159 words)

 The Sugar Packet Collector   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
[BOAC merged with BEA to form British Airways in 1975]
Note: I was curious to know what the handwritten text on reverse of this packet means (click on the picture to enlarge it).
BWIA (British West Indian Airways) - Trinidad and Tob.
sugar.barok.org /gallery/al/b1.php   (123 words)

 Item 531952248 (G-APFL Boeing 707 BRITISH AIRTOURS white colours)
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G-APFL Boeing 707 BRITISH AIRTOURS white colours (Item #531952248)
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www.airlinehobby.com /listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=531952248&referer=/index.cfm   (235 words)

 airodyssey.net - Quiz Alpha 3 (Dec. 19, 1999)
What is the name of Japan Airlines' (JAL) legendary logotype, representing a crane bird?
Caledonian Airways, British Airways' charter subsidiary, was formed by the merger of British Caledonian and...?
What is the name of the aircraft produced by Dassault to compete with the Boeing 737?
www.airodyssey.net /games/19991219.html   (208 words)

 G-BGJL British Airtours Boeing 737-236(A) - cn 22033 / ln 743 - Planespotters.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
G-BGJL British Airtours Boeing 737-236(A) - cn 22033 / ln 743 - Planespotters.net
G-BGJL British Airtours Boeing 737-236(A) - cn 22033 / ln 743
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www.planemad.net /Production_List/Boeing/737/22033.html   (57 words)

Original design : Heli and Panel : Wolfgang Kulhanek 2001 Sound : Fabien Prevost New paint : Y-Raymond
British Airtours was a subsidiary of British Airways during the 1980s, and was based in Gatwick.
Features: -Accurate textures based on photos of the plane -Night lighting effects -Moving parts -Transparent cockpit -3D pylons and wheels -Cabin light glow on wings -Dirt streaks on wings and rudder -Engines have metallic looking textures By Amman Tiwana.
www.fsplanet.com /16062001.htm   (683 words)

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