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Hi all,I am trying to find information (mainly the history) on an aircraft called the Jetstream 3 (or Century Jetstream 3) manufactured by Century Aircraft (US) and Volpar. Its ICAO designator is JS3, so it must have existed somehow.Contrary to what one may think, it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the family of Jetstream corporate jets manufactured first by Handley Page, then Scottish Aviation, Jetstream and finally British Aerospace. These were (in chronological order) the Jetstream 1, Jetstream 200, Jetstream 31, Jetstream 41 (and some variants). Their ICAO designators are respectively JS1, JS20, JS31/JS32 and JS41. But... I cannot find anything called Jetstream 3 with the designator JS3. I've looked everywhere and don't know where else to look.Thanks for any help you may give,__________________________________________________________EricUPDATED: List of all airlines, aircraft manufacturers and aircraft types recognised by ATC:http://www.geocities.com/eric_2203/orhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?D...atID=fs2002misc

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Here is a link to AOPA.org. A listing of aircraft designations. It lists the JS3, under BAe as the Jetstream 3. http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/acdesig.htmlI found this website with a little history, it was in Portuguese and after translation kinda hard to read. but from what I get is the aircarft was a Handley-Page creation and ended up being the Jetstream 31 when BAe got it. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=e...3Dutf8%26sa%3DN:-outtahttp://publish.hometown.aol.com/p3superb/images/675-2n.jpg

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Ah... thanks for that Jeff.It's interesting that the AOPA lists it under BAe when the ICAO lists it under Century Aircraft (US) and Volpar. I think the ICAO must have made a mistake. The companies they mention were active in the... 1930's !That Portuguese page is one I didn't find before, but it corroborates what I read about the Jetstream 31. It's a derivative of the Jetstream 200 (not the Jetstream 3). It's hard to understand because of the poor translation, but I think that what it means. I've read that on other websites too. And I take it the Jetstream 3 never went beyond the paper stage at Handley Page then, because they were taken over by Scottish Aviation (who only retained the Jetstream 200 project) and then BAe with their Jetstream subsidiary.Thanks for the link, Jeff.__________________________________________________________EricUPDATED: List of all airlines, aircraft manufacturers and aircraft types recognised by ATC:http://www.geocities.com/eric_2203/orhttp://ftp.avsim.com/library/esearch.php?D...atID=fs2002misc

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Hello,Referring to an old copy of Jane's all the worlds a/c from 1971/72there was a military version called Jetstream MK3. They were ordered by the USAF under the designation C-10A. It seems that eleven a/c were ordered and all eleven were under construction when the order was cancelled. They were powered by two Garrett Airresearch TPE 331 engines instead of the Turbomeca Astazou that were normally fitted at that time.Maybe these airframes were re-engined by Volpar and finally reached the civilian market ?Best, Hakan Olsson

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