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The Spannermen

With the rise of many small independent airlines in the 1950s and 60s, there was a demand for companies to carry out major engineering work and checks for those airlines who did not have a dedicated engineering department but only a few qualified guys to cover their day to day work. Companies such as Fields, Marshalls, Airwork and the subject of this article Aviation Traders Engineering stepped up to fill this void with groups of engineers who were doyens of the spanner. In... more >
Ambassador Passenger Cabin 360°

Ambassador Passenger Cabin 360°

Click on image below to enter the Ambassador 360-degree passenger cabin tour.    more >

Felling of the giants

For over 50 years the travelling public have been used to flying on giant airliners. Sadly this experience is slowly coming to an end with manufacturers Boeing and Airbus both ending production of their Jumbo -sized jets. The Boeing... more >

Ambassador 360 pano

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



Following the move to Tier 4, IWM Duxford is closed until further notice.  We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on our website & social media channels for updates - stay safe everyone.  more >

Britannia 360 Pano

Click on image below to enter the Britannia 360-degree  passenger cabin tour.   more >


Concorde Closed

All aircraft in the British Airliner Collection are now closed until further notice, this includes Concorde. All nose lowering demonstrations are also cancelled. This decision has been taken to protect staff, volunteers and visitors from... more >

Trident 360 pano

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

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