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Taylortony
08-29-2008, 09:28 AM
As it stands



Media Information For Immediate Use

29th August 2008



Statement from the Vulcan to the Sky Trust



With great regret, the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) has to announce that the long-awaited appearance of Vulcan XH558 at the Bournemouth and Shoreham Airshows over the weekend of 30th and 31st August will not now be possible.



VTST were very much looking forward to bringing Vulcan XH558 to the South Coast, and remain fully aware of the huge public interest that has been created by the much anticipated return of the aircraft to these displays.



After her last flight on Friday 22nd August, it was discovered that XH558 had suffered a failure of the retraction mechanism for one of her landing gear doors, grounding the aircraft. Whilst the repair was relatively simple, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond VTST's control, the technicians from Marshall Aerospace, XH558's Engineering Authority, who are required to inspect and certify the repair, are not available until Monday.



Robert Pleming, Chief Executive of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust said "Our policy that safety is paramount dictates that we must do everything by the book. We must adhere absolutely to the processes and procedures which ensure that XH558 will be safe when she flies. Both the Trust and Marshall Aerospace are extremely sad that despite every effort, the Vulcan is unable to appear at Bournemouth and Shoreham. This is a huge disappointment for us, but more so for all of those who were looking forward to seeing XH558 this weekend."



For more information please call 0116 2478145 (VTST) or 01223 373737 (Marshall Aerospace).

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Taylortony
08-29-2008, 09:28 AM
As it stands



Media Information For Immediate Use

29th August 2008



Statement from the Vulcan to the Sky Trust



With great regret, the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) has to announce that the long-awaited appearance of Vulcan XH558 at the Bournemouth and Shoreham Airshows over the weekend of 30th and 31st August will not now be possible.



VTST were very much looking forward to bringing Vulcan XH558 to the South Coast, and remain fully aware of the huge public interest that has been created by the much anticipated return of the aircraft to these displays.



After her last flight on Friday 22nd August, it was discovered that XH558 had suffered a failure of the retraction mechanism for one of her landing gear doors, grounding the aircraft. Whilst the repair was relatively simple, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond VTST's control, the technicians from Marshall Aerospace, XH558's Engineering Authority, who are required to inspect and certify the repair, are not available until Monday.



Robert Pleming, Chief Executive of the Vulcan to the Sky Trust said "Our policy that safety is paramount dictates that we must do everything by the book. We must adhere absolutely to the processes and procedures which ensure that XH558 will be safe when she flies. Both the Trust and Marshall Aerospace are extremely sad that despite every effort, the Vulcan is unable to appear at Bournemouth and Shoreham. This is a huge disappointment for us, but more so for all of those who were looking forward to seeing XH558 this weekend."



For more information please call 0116 2478145 (VTST) or 01223 373737 (Marshall Aerospace).

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