Alpha Foxtrot's final Filton waltz.
The last Concorde built, and last to fly - British Airways' Alpha Foxtrot also known as 216 – has made her journey to the new Aerospace Bristol museum due to open near her Filton birthplace this summer.
It was a short trip across the Filton runway, but a delicate operation, for the team from BA and Airbus - not only was it her first outing in more than 13 years, but the old girl tucks into her new home with just a metre to spare between each wingtip and the walls.
Alpha Foxtrot made her maiden flight on 20 April 1979 and touched down at Filton for the final time on 26 November 2003. Since then she has stood alongside the runway and remains in "remarkable condition" according to those who look after her.
(source Flight International February 2107)
Controversial budget carrier Norwegian Air will launch transatlantic service with its new Boeing 737MAX aircraft this summer with promotional one-way fares as low as $65.00 from secondary airports in the U.S. Northeast to airports in Ireland and Scotland.
(source AVwebFlash Feb 24/17)