The Vulcan to the Sky Trust has reported that Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has granted planning permission for a new heritage hangar for Vulcan XH558 at Doncaster Sheffield Airport in South Yorkshire, England.
As previously reported, the plan calls for a new hangar to be constructed on the site of a former sewage treatment works that would serve as a science museum housing aircraft from the Vulcan to the Sky Trust collection, which includes Vulcan XH558 and English Electric Canberra WK163 as well as Supermarine Swift F.4 WK275, which is currently on loan from a private owner.
It is said that the Vulcan would serve as more than a mere museum piece, performing powered taxi runs for the public. The Trust is also looking to restore the Canberra, which set a world altitude record of 70,310 ft in 1957, to airworthy condition.
In addition to the aircraft and a direct existing taxiway to the airport’s runway, the attraction would include a shop, cafe, bar, education, conference, office, kitchen and aircraft maintenance areas.
Additional details on the recent development will reportedly be released shortly. Click below to check out the full announcement as well as renderings of the proposed hangar.
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