Air Transport World

The end of an era?(odds&ends)(Brief article)

Barring a possible reprieve from UK safety regulators, Air Atlantique operated the last DC-3 paying passenger flight in the UK in mid-July, the culmination of a farewell tour by the company's Classic Flight fleet of three DC-3s. The aircraft shown below is painted in RAF livery as a Dakota.

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Under new EU regulations that took effect July 15, the DC-3 and other large vintage aircraft would need to be retrofitted with safety features found on modern planes such as cockpit voice recorders and armored cockpit doors if they are operated as paying flights. …

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