Concorde with its nose drooped partially in flight (Image: British Airways)
Civil Aviation

Concorde: History & Development

The collective ingenuity of the Anglo-French aircraft manufacturing collaboration set in motion a wave of unlimited potential. Instigated in the context of the necessary development of aviation in post-war Europe, the harnessing of supersonic power in flight began. World War II unsurprisingly limited commercial flights around the globe but despite [read more]

Blackburn Beverly
News

Last Blackburn Beverley saved from scrapheap

The last remaining Blackburn Beverley aircraft has been saved from the scrapheap thanks to the actions of an anonymous benefactor and Condor Aviation. The aircraft, XB259, is one of 49 Blackburn Beverley Transport aircraft built at Blackburns site at Brough, East Yorkshire. Until recently she had been residing at Fort [read more]

Civil Aviation

Embraer – 50 Years of Brazillian Aircraft

Brazillian aircraft manufacturer Embraer turned 50 yesterday and the company celebrated with a special event bringing together employees, authorities and commercial partners at company’s São José dos Campos headquarters in Brazil. From humble beginnings, the company has grown to become the third-largest aircraft manufacturer after Boeing and Airbus and has [read more]

Features

70 Years On: The Berlin Airlift

As the Royal Air Force celebrates its centenary we look back at one of the most important times in its history when RAF aircraft took part in the Berlin Airlift. The Berlin Airlift began on the 26th June 1948 as a response to the Soviet Unions blockade of Allied-held West Berlin, [read more]

Memphis Belle
Features

The most famous planes in history

Every now and again an aircraft goes down in history. We’re not talking types here like Concorde or the Jumbo Jet, we’re talking iconic planes such as Enola Gay or the Spruce Goose, planes that everyone knows just by the mere mention of their name. Here’s our top 5 most [read more]