9/25/1991: Maiden Flight of the Jetstream 41

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, the prototype British Aerospace (BAe) Jetstream 41 (G-GCJL) took to the skies for the first time from Prestwick (PIK) in 1991.

The Jetstream 41 (J41) was an evolution of the Jetstream 31, which had taken to the skies on March 28, 1980. Sales of this 19-seat airliner surpassed 360, making the type one of the most successful small regional commuter aircraft in the world.

Rival firms were already developing their own larger turboprops, such as the Saab 340, Dornier 328, and Embraer Brasilia. To compete, BAe decided to bring its own design to the table read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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