Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Videographer, Ruairidh MacVeigh, has posted this video on the origins of the Avro 748

We take a look at an Avro product which ended up being one of the best-selling British commercial airliners in history, the 748, a twin-engined regional turboprop which prided itself on its short-field performance and incredibly rugged durability which made it a favourite among bush airlines and other carriers operating in the most remote regions of the world.

Excerpt from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_HS_748

The Hawker Siddeley HS 748 is a medium-sized turboprop airliner originally designed and initially produced by the British aircraft manufacturer Avro. It was the last aircraft to be developed by Avro prior to its absorption into Hawker Siddeley.

Several Canadian airlines have operated the Hawker Siddeley 748 over the years, including Eastern Provincial Airways, Transair, First Air and Air North. A few are still flying as freighters for Thunder Bay, Ontario-based Wasaya Airways and Val d'Or, Quebec-based Air Creebec.

avro 748 video