This has helped return the aircraft to an airworthy condition earlier than anticipated.
Under Irish transport rules it is up to the airline to ensure that aircraft used are airworthy .
The company can deliver complete fleets of airworthy aircraft or helicopters coming from active duty or overhauled as per the manufacturer's recommendations.
He said: ‘The Sea Vixen is the sole airworthy aircraft of its sort.’
Today, FABA has over 70 airworthy biplanes of all types.
It's a testament to the professionalism of the engineers that they kept the aircraft airworthy in the field, where hot dusty conditions plagued the helicopters day after day.
The proper training, getting checked out in unfamiliar aircraft, preflight planning and an airworthy plane are vital for your safety.
The event is dedicated to the recognition of excellence in the preservation and restoration of vintage aircraft in airworthy condition.
A conservative crew decides that an aircraft isn't airworthy ; another crew decides it is perfectly flyable.
It is the only example of a Seafire flying anywhere in the world, and may also be the only airworthy example of an aircraft built in South Marston.