Kearsley Airways News
Authorised Global CEF Repair Station
Our experience on the repair and overhaul of C-130 components exceeds 50 years, and this has been further enhanced by also becoming an Authorised Global CEF Repair Station, one of only five worldwide.
Vulcan XH558 takes to the sky!
Kearsley Airways Ltd had a major part in helping to get XH558 off the ground!
The only serviceable flying Vulcan Aircraft in the world. On the 18th October 2007 S/No.XH558 did it's first take off. Kearsley's was involved in overhauling, reconditioning, and the repairing of some of the major hydraulic component assemblies of this aircraft, including the landing gear.
Letter of thanks from Vulcan to the Sky Trust
26 October 2007
Hello to you all,
As you will probably know by now, on Thursday 18th October 2007, XH558 had her first flight since 1993, when she flew into Bruntingthorpe, it has taken a long time, a lot of effort and a lot of money, but without your help and support, be it in the fields of technical, engineering, component supply and other other areas, to many to mention, this would not have been possible.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you personally, and on behalf of the Project, for all the support you have given us over the years. There are still more test flights to be carried out before we finally get the Permit to fly, these will take place over the next couple of months.
We all now need to look to the future, how we are going to keep XH558 flying on the show circuit, over the next ten to fifteen years. Hopefully, I will be able to rely on the same help and support you have already given the project. I will be contacting you in the near future to discuss this ongoing support.
In the meantime please take a few moments out, appreciate the moment and take credit for your part in the return of XH558 back to the air.
VOC Logistics Manager