Air International 1985-03
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??? - British Aerospace 125. A European Bestseller
(Below) The third of the development BAe 125 airframes, in British Aerospace house colours; it has now gone to the US as a demonstrator.
While it participated in the certification programme during 1983/84, the second BAe 125 bore a plain white finish, giving the aircraft an elegant appearance.
British Aerospace 125 Series 800 selling biz-jet
The registration of the second Series 800 BAe 125, G-DCCC, was a rendering of "800 ” in Roman numerals. Well shown in this view are the slightly lengthened nose with the new curved acrylic windscreen panels, and the revised fin/tailplane profile.
Before being painted in BAe colours as G-BKTF, the first BAe 125 Series 800 made its first flight unpainted and in B-class markings G-5-11
Before being painted in BAe colours as G-BKTF, the first BAe 125 Series 800 made its first flight unpainted and in B-class markings G-5-11 and then emerged for its public debut and second flight as N800BA.
Close-ups of the front and rear end of the third BAe 125 Series 800, showing the new windscreens and the reshaped underfuselage. The fln/tailplane acorn and the ventral fin of earlier models have been deleted.
A view of the BAe 125 final assembly line at Chester, showing the first batch of Series 800s taking shape. Nearly 600 of the biz-jets have now been completed at this factory.
The well-organised and spacious flight deck, showing the five CRT displays of the Collins EFIS that is standard for the Series 800.
A typical interior in the 125/800, showing the four individual seats in a club arrangement at the forward end of the cabin; there is a three-seat settee and another single seat to the rear.
British Aerospace 125 Series 800
British Aerospace 125 Series 800