Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador Photo Gallery
    The Airspeed AS.57 Ambassador was one of the first postwar airliners to be produced in response to a requirement by the Brabazon Committee for a twin-engine airliner to replace the Douglas DC-3. Twenty-three aircraft were produced from 1947 to 1953 and British European Airways (BEA) placed an order for 20 aircraft in September 1948. It was quickly outclassed by the turboprop-powered Vickers Viscount and the last flight of the Ambassador by BEA was on July 30, 1958. It continued flying well into the 1960s with other carriers performing scheduled and charter flight operations.


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Posted April 3, 2022.