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AEC Sparshatts Airport Bus

1972, Aircraft Park, On long term display

This unusual coach was built in 1972 by Sparshatts of Portsmouth (later part of Wadham Stringer group of companies) for use at Bangladesh Airport. Due to internal problems in that country, it was never delivered and was registered in Britain as LLH 889K on 7th April 1972 then operated instead by British Airways at HeathrowAirport.

The unusual feature of a door at the front of the bus unfortunately makes it illegal to operate on public roads so it is therefore restricted to an airport site. It was donated to The Aerospace Museum at RAF Cosford in 1982 for display with other exhibits forming the BritishAirwaysMuseum.

Following the dispersal of the British Airways exhibits at the RAF Museum at Cosford in 2006, this unique vehicle was donated to Brooklands Museum.