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  • VIDEO: Vintage aircraft operators bid to prevent DC-3 grounding


    <P>UK <A href="http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=3">Civil&nbsp;Aviation Authority</A> officials are willing to put a safety case before the European Commission to assist a bid by operators of vintage aircraft, notably the Douglas DC-3, to avoid being banned from transporting passengers under new regulations.</P> <P>Introduction of the <A href="http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/1196/Symposium%20presentation.pdf">EU-OPS</A> rules on 16 July will mean aircraft with more than 19 seats will have to comply with common requirements, including the carriage of equipment which some operators claim is unnecessary and prohibitively expensive.</P> <P><A href="http://www.classicflight.com/">Coventry-based&nbsp;Air Atlantique</A>, whose Classic Flight division operates several types of pre- and post-war aircraft, has warned that failure to find a way around the rules will effectively ground its DC-3s. The company is preparing a ‘farewell tour’ with the type, covering 18 UK airports in five months,


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  • PICTURE: Record-breaking Nimrod flown to Coventry air museum


    Ex-Royal Air Force Nimrod XV232 has been flown to Coventry airport, where it will join a new visitor attraction ...


  • VIDEO: Charity aims to restore UK Shackleton to flying condition


    Enthusiasts are hoping to return an Avro Shackleton AEW2 maritime patrol aircraft to airworthy condition following its...


  • Congested Heathrow denies commemoration landing slot to British Eagle DC-6


    Operators of a vintage Douglas DC-6 have been blocked from conducting a commemorative service to London Heathrow, owing...


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  • ILA: Air Atlantique DC-3 could replace crashed Rosinenbomber

    News | 12 Sep 2012 15:07 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    UK classic aircraft specialist Air Atlantique could provide a Douglas DC-3 to replace Berlin's historic Rosinenbomber sightseeing aircraft, badly damaged...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ILA-Air-Atlantique-DC-3-could-replace-crashed-Rosinenbomber-376334/
  • PICTURE: Record-breaking Nimrod flown to Coventry air museum

    News | 13 May 2010 13:30 | Craig Hoyle

    Ex-Royal Air Force Nimrod XV232 has been flown to Coventry airport, where it will join a new visitor attraction ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/PICTURE-Record-breaking-Nimrod-flown-to-Coventry-air-museum-341931/
  • VIDEO: Charity aims to restore UK Shackleton to flying condition

    News | 30 Nov 2008 21:11 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Enthusiasts are hoping to return an Avro Shackleton AEW2 maritime patrol aircraft to airworthy condition following its transfer to a new owner, and restoration...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Charity-aims-to-restore-UK-Shackleton-to-flying-condition-319551/
  • Congested Heathrow denies commemoration landing slot to British Eagle DC-6

    News | 05 Nov 2008 22:29 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Operators of a vintage Douglas DC-6 have been blocked from conducting a commemorative service to London Heathrow, owing to congestion concerns at the hub...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Congested-Heathrow-denies-commemoration-landing-slot-to-British-Eagle-DC-6-318464/
  • VIDEO: Vintage aircraft operators bid to prevent DC-3 grounding

    News | 14 Feb 2008 15:37 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>UK <A href="http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=3">Civil&nbsp;Aviation Authority</A> officials are willing to put a safety case before the European Commission to assist a bid by operators of vintage aircraft, notably the Douglas DC-3, to avoid being banned from transporting passengers under new regulations.</P> <P>Introduction of the <A href="http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/1196/Symposium%20presentation.pdf">EU-OPS</A> rules on 16 July will mean aircraft with more than 19 seats will have to comply with common requirements, including the carriage of equipment which some operators claim is unnecessary and prohibitively expensive.</P> <P><A href="http://www.classicflight.com/">Coventry-based&nbsp;Air Atlantique</A>, whose Classic Flight division operates several types of pre- and post-war aircraft, has warned that failure to find a way around the rules will effectively ground its DC-3s. The company is preparing a ‘farewell tour’ with the type, covering 18 UK airports in five months,http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/VIDEO-Vintage-aircraft-operators-bid-to-prevent-DC-3-grounding-221526/
  • Douglas DC-6 will hit air show circuit in 2008

    News | 26 Nov 2007 17:22 | David Learmount

    <UL> <LI><A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/AirSpace/photos/douglasdc6/default.aspx" target=_blank>More images&nbsp;of the Douglas DC-6&nbsp;on AirSpace</A> <LI><A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/AirSpace/forums/piston-versus-power-3f00-i-know-which-side-i-2700-m-on-5210.aspx#6567" target=_blank>Flight's safety and operations editor David Learmount shares his memories of flying the Douglas DC-6</A></LI></UL> <P>Air Atlantique's Classic Flight is to put one of its pair of Douglas DC-6s on the UK and Europe air show circuit in 2008, according to the flight’s owner Mike Collett. </P> <P>He has two of the type – G-APSA and G-SIXC - and until a few years ago Coventry airport-based Air Atlantique was operating them in the ad-hoc air cargo role which they performed well, having a 13.5t payload.</P> <P>G-APSA, the only UK-registered DC-6 currently operational, is being prepared for the UK and European air show circuit next year. </P> <H6 align=right><IMG style="WIDTH: 445px; HEIGhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Douglas-DC-6-will-hit-air-show-circuit-in-2008-219880/