Trust cuts costs and loses staff as Vulcan goes into storage

The last flying Vulcan, XH558m, is to go into storage at the end of January, as the lease expires on her period hangar at Doncaster Sheffield Airport. With no hangar, the Trust which looks after the aircraft has no revenue and is being forced to cut costs. “Over the past six months we have been working with the airport on …

Lancair finds a new owner

Pilots of older, out-of-production Lancair aircraft can breathe a sigh of relief after the sale of the brand to a new owner who appears well qualified to continue support for the popular kitplanes. The buyer is Mark Huffstutler, founder of Texas-based aircraft modification firm Sierra Industries, and his son Conrad Huffstutler. The sale includes all assets, intellectual designs, and ongoing …

Javelin jet resurfaces as USAF trainer

Remember the ATG Javelin jet from the early-2000s? It was an ambitious plan to create a fighter-like personal jet aircraft, attracted considerable funding but eventually disappeared like so many unlikely aviation projects. Or so we thought… Now the Javelin has reappeared as the Stavatti Javelin and it has been entered as a possible candidate as an advanced trainer for the …