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Slow Speed Taxy Test Completed

Slow Speed Taxy Test Completed

Engineering

On 3 December 2017 XL426 carried out a successful slow speed taxy test at London Southend Airport.

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XL426 Moves Inside and Hangar Appeal Launched

XL426 Moves Inside and Hangar Appeal Launched

Engineering

XL426 moved into Hangar 6 at London Southend Airport on Friday 26 May to begin a new life under cover after spending more than 30 years outdoors at the Essex airport.

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Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport

Vulcan XL426 to Move to Hangar at London Southend Airport

Engineering

We are very delighted to announce that Vulcan XL426 is moving to a new home under cover at London Southend Airport.

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Tow Bar

Tow Bar

Engineering

It has been a constant source of amusement for anyone involved with the Engineering Team over the years that the operating manual for the Vulcan tow bar states that it can be attached to the aircraft by two people. We have never done it with less than four...

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Mobile worktop

Mobile worktop

Engineering

Our mobile work top is a simple piece of kit but we can’t do without it at the pan...

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XL426 Engine run

XL426 Engine run

Engineering

We are delighted to be able to show you a unique, behind the scenes, video of an engine run and systems test.

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Powered Flying Control Units (PFCU)

Powered Flying Control Units (PFCU)

Engineering

During 2015, Jamie Keene (Engineer) carried out a survey of all eight PFCUs to check critical adjustments...

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Cherry Picker

Cherry Picker

Engineering

Getting to XL426’s fin and rudder has always been a challenge and until now we have used our set of giraffe steps...

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