Sud Aviation Caravelle

Caravelle goes on display in Finland

Classic airliner exhibited at Turku Airport

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Advertising aircraft…with style – step back in time to the 1950s and ’60s

We present a selection of adverts from the archives of 1950s and 1960s’ issues of The Aeroplane and other iterations of the magazine.

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The rise and fall of Swissair

Two decades on from the alpine airline giant’s collapse, Keith Otto profiles the history of a European heavyweight once considered to be as reliable as a Swiss watch and as financially stable as a Swiss bank

Swedish Caravelle on the move

Sud Aviation Caravelle SE-DAF, formerly part of the Arlanda Aviation Collection in Sweden, has been donated to Turku Airport in Finland, where it will be displayed in a Finnair livery.

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Stunning colour airliners from Heathrow’s golden age

Visits to the operational areas of London Airport allowed Ian James to capture some beautiful commercial classics of the late ’50s and early ’60s

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United Caravelles with 227 Changes!

A fascinating report from the February 15, 1962 issue of The Aeroplane and Astronautics on the introduction into service of the Sud Aviation Caravelle with the US airline United.

Caravelle destined for Finland display

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle III SE-DAF at its current home,...

The world’s first regional jet

France’s first foray into manufacturing jetliners, the Sud Aviation Caravelle also happened to be pioneering in a completely different way, as Key.Aero reveals

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Trendsetter: The Sud Aviation Caravelle

France’s first foray into manufacturing jet airliners, the Sud Aviation SE.210 Caravelle, may not have been a resounding commercial success, but that didn’t stop it from blazing a trail in the aviation world, as Stephen Skinner details