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Eagles and Brits

Eagles and Brits

The story of an Airline and an Airliner

Britannia aircraft played a large part in the development of the smaller British airlines after BOAC disposed of its large fleet of the Bristol turbo prop, with many finding their way to the charter companies. One of these was Eagle Airways (later to become Cunard Eagle and then British Eagle). This is an account of their time with the  Britannia. The first of 23 Britannias to be operated by the airline arrived in April 1960 on lease from Cuban airline Cubana and was registered...

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Maintenance Mutterings… 11


Maintenance Mutterings… 11

Latest news from the Engineering team

Welcome to the latest roundup of engineering news and more from around the British Airliner Collection. VC10 Quite a bit of VC10 news in this edition of MM, firstly another couple of VC10 facts from custodian Colin Tilley. Why mount the engines at the rear? There were many advantages to this arrangement as follows: 1. Elimination of jet noise to the passengers and possible jet fatigue to the wings and fuselage. 2. Greatly improve handling under certain asymmetric thrust...

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STROND Automatic Concorde Watch

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New home for the Herald
New home for the Herald

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BAe146 flies into Duxford
BAe146 flies into Duxford

Over 100 members of the Duxford Aviation Society, IWM staff, press and TV gathered at IWM Duxford on Monday...

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