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The Hawker Siddeley Comet 4C - Philip J. Birtles Cranwell's big day - photo feature Bristol's 'Barracuda' - J. D. Oughton Back to World War I - Peter Kilduff VHF radios - M. Serlin Centrespread pull-out feature - The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle - Alfred Granger & Philip J. R. Moyes Stamps - Philaticus Couple o' Fleas FAA insignia since 1945 Part 5 - J. D. R. Rawlings Georg Sattler - Mediterranean bomber pilot - Richard P. Bateson RAF College celebrates its golden jubilee Russian visitors - photo feature Modelling world - James Goulding Port underwing. Night, Phase III - Ian Huntley Letters British civil aircraft register - Michael Stroud Photofile Unit history - 106 Sqn, RAF Books
Aero Engine Services Ltd (AESL) of New Zealand, has received" orders from UK and Australian distributors for 35 four-seat Aireruisers and has granted UK manufacturing rights to the Trojan company of Croydon which is expected to be ready to start production by the end of the year. Final assembly and test-flying of the Trojan-built machines will be carried out at Biggin Hill. It is understood that AESL is also to discuss assembly rights for the Aircruiser with manufacturers in Israel and the USA. As a further step in the development of the BAC Commercial Aircraft Group it has been decided to centralise the present flight test facilities of the Weybridge and Filton Divisions of BAC into a new Commercial A.ircraft Group flight test centre to be based at Fairford in Gloucestershire, currently the British test centre for the Concorde. The Weybridge Division flight test work has for many years been carried out from Wisley Airfield in Surrey close to the Weybridge factory. The amalgamation of the Wisley and Fairford facilities will be a gradual process as Wisley is currently engaged in the flight development programme for the BAC One-Eleven. Flight development of the continuing One-Eleven family will remain at Wisley. The flight testing of the big new BAC Three-Eleven is, however, being scheduled for the new centre at Fairford.
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