Air Enthusiast 2002-05
G.Warner - From Bombay to Bombardier (2)
Bombardier CRJ 900.
Early production Tucano T.1s ZF138 and ZF139.
One of 16 Tucanos for Kuwait
In recent times the Skyvan has found a niche as a parachute platform.
The prototype Skyvan G-ASCN, powered by Continental piston engines, makes its first flight from Sydenham, January 17, 1963.
Skyvan Series 2 G-ASZJ fitted with Turbomeca Astazou turboprops.
The extremes of the Short freighter family, the prototype Belfast, XR362, shelters the prototype Skyvan G-ASCN.
SHORT SC.7 SKYVAN 2
Bombardier Global Express C-FKGX.
Forward fuselage section of the Global Express under construction at Belfast.
Learjet 45 N452LJ carrying the flags that signify the multi-national Bombardier concern, UK, Canada, USA.
Learjet 45 fuselage production at Belfast. The first example (illustrated) was delivered in October 1994.
Bristol Britannia G-18-2 on its maiden flight at Sydenham June 1, 1957 - note the Sperrin in background.
Short C-23B Sherpa of US Army National Guard.
Second Short 330 G-BDBS - now preserved by the Ulster Aviation Society at Langford Lodge.
The RAF's loss was HeavyLift's gain - after demob a small number of Belfasts flew on in 'ciwie street' with the Ministry of Defence as a major customer!
Shorts made a big impression at the 1964 SBAC display at Farnborough with an airborne appearance of the first two Belfasts, XR362 and XR363.
The extremes of the Short freighter family, the prototype Belfast, XR362, shelters the prototype Skyvan G-ASCN.
SHORT SC.5/10 BELFAST C.
Bristol Britannia G-18-2 on its maiden flight at Sydenham June 1, 1957 - note the Sperrin in background.
Short 360 prototype G-ROOM.
Short 330s and 360s became widely used as commuter types. Short 360 Series 300 G-VBAC of BAC Express at Cardiff, 2001.
Second prototype Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, C-GCLI.
Short/DHC NRA-90A project, the 'low-risk' option.
The more radical Short/DHC NRA-90B project.
The ill-fated FJX project.