Continuing With the Shorts Fleet

G BLTO Shorts SD3-60-100. Amsterdam April 1985

G BLTO Shorts SD3-60-100. Amsterdam April 1985

A leased aircraft from Shorts from March 1985 to February 1986, shown in the first modified Air UK colour scheme. Later served with Fairflight, Guernsey Airlines, City Flyer Express and BAC Aircraft Ltd, until sold in America 1995. Photo Felix Goetting.

G BLZT Shorts SD3-60-100. Southampton May 1987

G BLZT Shorts SD3-60-100. Southampton May 1987

A leased aircraft from Shorts September 1985 to February 1995, shown in the first modified Air UK colour scheme. To Gill Aviation February 1995 to March 2001, and then to BAC Express, permanently withdrawn from use 2002. Photo Richard Hunt.

G BLZT Shorts SD3-60-100. Amsterdam November 1988

G BLZT Shorts SD3-60-100. Amsterdam November 1988

Shown in the second Air UK colour scheme. Photo Peter de Groot.

G BIOF Shorts SD3-30-100. Paris Charles de Gaulle June 1984

G BIOF Shorts SD3-30-100. Paris Charles de Gaulle June 1984

A leased aircraft from Air Ecosse in this hybrid colour scheme. Re-registered G LEDN January 1989 for Janes Aviation Ltd, flew for Streamline Aviation SW, and re-registered March 2000 as G SSWN, permanently withdrawn from use October 2000. Photo Christian Volpati.

G BKSU Shorts SD3-30-100. Paris Charles de Gaulle October 1983

G BKSU Shorts SD3-30-100. Paris Charles de Gaulle October 1983

A leased aircraft from Shorts July 1983 to April 1986. Shown in the original blue tail Air UK colour scheme. Later to fly for Air Ecosse and Fairflight. Re-registered G BNYA March 1987, and then flew with Celtic Airways during early 1992. With Streamline Sep – Oct 1992, and then sold to Israel as 4X CSQ. Restored and re-registered G SSWT June 1998 and permanently withdrawn from use October 2002. Photo Christian Volpati.

G BJFK Shorts SD3-30-100. Paris Charles de Gaulle July 1984

G BJFK Shorts SD3-30-100. Paris Charles de Gaulle July 1984

Prior to Air UK leasing this aircraft from Shorts in the period June 1984 to February 1985, it flew with Alidair and British Midland Airways. It is shown in the original Air UK blue tail colour scheme. After the Air UK lease it flew with Jersey European Airways, National Airways, Air Europe Express until sold as 4X CSP to Israel. Photo Michel Gilliand.

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