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Eagles and Brits

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... more >


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Maintenance Mutterings… 11

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... more >

DAS Museum 360-degree tour.

Click on image below to enter the DAS Museum 360-degree tour. Click on image below to enter the DAS Museum 360-degree flight deck tour.     more >


The whistling wheelbarrow

With its fat, stubby fuselage, two long tail booms and shrieking Dart engines the Armstrong Whitworth Argosy quickly earned its nickname the ’The whistling wheelbarrow‘. For over thirty years this unique aeroplane graced the... more >

New home for the Herald

New home for the Herald

  We can now confirm the rumours that Handley Page Herald G-APWJ will be moving from Duxford to Morayvia near Inverness.   Morayvia is an aviation and technology museum and, like Duxford Aviation Society who own... more >


Maintenance Mutterings… 10

Your latest update on the work of the DAS volunteers here at Duxford, includes stories from around the British Airliner Collection. Viscount Nothing new to report since the interior was finished. Just a quick picture of the finished... more >

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 24 January, to await the arrival of the newest addition to the British Airliner Collection, ZE701, a BAe146 Statesman newly retired... more >


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