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Hawker Siddeley Tridents | 1976



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Hawker Siddeley Tridents | 1976

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Airline - Royal Dhahrani Airways
Aircraft - Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 2E | A9-VSI
Delivered to British International Airlines, 1970
Transferred to Royal Airways, 1974
Sold to Royal Dhahrani Airways, 1976
Stored at Al Amin International Airport, 1998
Scrapped at Al Amin International Airport, 2011
Livery - Standard 1976
Country - Kingdom of Dhahran

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Airline - Royal Dhahrani Airways
Aircraft - Hawker Siddeley HS.121 Trident 3B | A9-VND
Delivered to British International Airlines, 1969
Transferred to Royal Airways, 1974
Sold to Royal Dhahrani Airways, 1976
Stored at Al Amin International Airport, 1995
Preserved at the Ras Al Qua Museum of Aviation, 2004
Livery - Standard 1976
Country - Kingdom of Dhahran

The first aircraft that Royal Dhahrani Airways began operations with in 1976 were four Trident 2Es and three Trident 3Bs, all purchased from the newly-formed Royal Airways. While relatively rugged, the Tridents - especially the heavier 3Bs - struggled in the hot Middle Eastern conditions, only able to take off in some places due to the widespread use of very long runways in the area. These aircraft operated from Ras Al Qua to cities such as Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Baghdad, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah, Tehran, etcetera.


Disclaimer: This project is designed to look at the progression of aviation in a more-or-less generic fictional Middle Eastern state. Any similarities to real people, locations, or situations may be intentional. I have zero knowledge of Arabic, so while I have spent considerable time trying to get it right, mistakes are possible, and any advice is greatly appreciated.



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