G-AVFB was built at Hatfield in Hertfordshire and was the second of fifty Trident 2E aircraft destined for BEA. She first flew on 2 November 1967 and was delivered to the airline on 6 June 1968. She continued in service until 1973 when she was withdrawn from service and leased to Cyprus Airways in June 1973 and re-registered 5B-DAC. She was in Cyprus during the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus in 1974 and suffered superficial damage from gunfire.
Returned to Heathrow in May 1977 the aircraft was repaired, restored and repainted in British Airways livery. She returned to service flying between London and Manchester. She was retired and flown on Duxford on 13 June 1982 after 21,642 hours flying time and 11,726 landings. There, in 1990, she was repainted in her original BEA colors.
by: Rene Kaminski | December 16, 2007