Aviation Archive Registration Acknowledgements
BAC 100: 2010. Join in the Celebrations of 100 Years of Aviation in the West of England. Aviation image sequence: Photograph of the Bristol Flying School at Larkhill by T L Fuller © J T Fuller. Mercury engine installation diagram, courtesy of BAC/Rolls-Royce. Selection of old postcards from the collection of Jackie Sims. Photograph of A380 over Clifton Suspension Bridge courtesy of Airbus SAS 2006. Computer generated image of A350 XWB courtesy of Airbus. Artist's impressions of main exhibition by Simon Gurr. Sir George White (Airbus).
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Great Reading Adventure 2010
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News and Press

The start of the 20th century saw the arrival of the Airbus A380 at Filton.

The decade was marked by the repercussions for the attack on the World Trade Centre which has left UK and other Western allies engaged in a war against a terrorist enemy at home and abroad. The decade has also seen growing concern over the environmental impact of human activity particularly with regard to global warming.

July 2001
Partners in Airbus Industrie form Airbus SAS (BAE Systems holds 20 per cent).
7 November 2001
Concorde resumes transatlantic service after Paris crash.
Other UK and world events this year:
Hijacked aircraft crashed into the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. War on Terror begins in Afghanistan. Space station Mir ends its 15-year mission.
26 November 2003
Concorde 216's final flight to Filton before becoming 'grounded' as a visitor attraction.
Other UK and world events this year:
Launch of Second Gulf War. Space shuttle Columbia disintegrates. Centenary of Wright brothers' first flight.
April 2005
Airbus A380's first flight.
Other UK and world events this year:
First non-stop solo flight around world.
September 2006
BAE sells its 20 per cent stake in Airbus, leaving it wholly owned by EADS.
Other UK and world events this year:
Space Shuttle Discovery conducts two-week mission to International Space station.
GKN buys Airbus' Filton wing-making facility.
Other UK and world events this year:
Centenary of British flight.

11 December 2009
Maiden flight of Airbus 400M.

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Concorde comes home (South Gloucestershire Council).
Concorde comes home (South Gloucestershire Council).

View of Clifton from A380 (Airbus).
View of Clifton from A380 (Airbus).
Concorde 216
Step aboard Concorde 216 at Concorde at Filton.
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