Vickers Super VC10 | 1976
Airline - Royal Dhahrani Airways
Aircraft - Vickers Super VC10 Type 1150 | G-ADXC
Delivered to the Royal Imperial Air Company, 1965
Transferred to Royal Airways, 1974
Leased to Royal Dhahrani Airways, 1976
Returned to Royal Airways, 1979
Stored at London Heathrow, 1986
Sold to Inter-African Airlines, 1988
Stored at Maputo International Airport, 1993
Scrapped at Maputo International Airport, 1999
Livery - Standard 1976
Country - Kingdom of Dhahran
Upon its founding in 1976, in addition to purchasing six Tridents, Royal Dhahrani Airways leased a single Vickers Type 1150 - a Super VC10 registered G-ADXC. This aircraft was used to operate daily flights to London Heathrow. As part of an agreement with Royal Airways, the LHR-SMA route was flown once daily by Royal Dhahrani's Super VC10, and once daily by a Royal Airways 707. On days when the carrier's single VC10 was undergoing scheduled maintenance, it would be replaced on the route by a Royal Airways-operated Super VC10. As demand increased, however, the LHR-SMA route called for larger equipment, Royal Airways upgraded its daily service to an L1011 or 747-100 depending on the season, while Royal Dhahrani returned G-ADXC and purchased something larger, which will be shown soon.
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.