As well as a key part of history, the appearance is apt because the aircraft used for the raid was the Avro
Lancaster bomber which was predominantly developed in the factories around Greater Manchester - and its first flight was from Ringway airfield which became Manchester Airport.
Produced by the British manufacturer British Aerospace, the AVRO
had played an important role in the growth of Brussels Airlines.
The newly-opened museum houses many replicas, models and cockpits relating to the development and history of Avro
, a British aircraft manufacturer.
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Simultaneously, Summit Air has announced the acquisition and deployment of its first AVRO
RJ 100 jet aircraft.
Operated by the RAF from 1956 to 1984, the Avro
Vulcan is a jet-powered delta wing strategic bomber, and formed the backbone of the UK's airborne nuclear deterrent during the Cold Ware.
When the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) met on Wednesday, one of the key items on its agenda was the decision on the fate of the Avro
Lancaster bomber The Whitley bomber would be the Armstrong Whitworth Aircraft Company's most significant design of the Second World War, with 1,814 completed when production ended in 1943.
The historic Avro
Vulcan XH558 will fly over Cardiff Airport and MoD St Athan.
The company said the phase-out of the Avro
fleet is expected to start in August 2011 and will result in up to 85 redundancies within Blue1.
With the demise of the Avro
Arrow, so went the backbone of the Canadian aeronautics industry.