Cranfield Aerospace Ltd (CAe) have supported the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) for the last 26 years.  This has involved work on all of the Flight’s aircraft types and has drawn on CAe’s expertise in design, analysis, maintenance and manufacture.

Our latest project sees CAe continuing this involvement, supporting the major maintenance and refurbishment of BBMF Hurricane PZ865.

CAe’s tasks have included:

  • An in-depth investigation into fuselage structural strength.
  • Sourcing material data for obsolete material specifications.
  • Acting as ‘Structural Advisor’ for fuselage, aileron and rudder repairs.
  • Acting as ‘Independent Technical Evaluator’ for a whole set of Service Modifications.

This has seen us work closely with colleagues at the Ministry of Defence, BBMF, the Aircraft Restoration Company and Hawker Restorations Ltd.  The overall project is managed by the DE&S FAST BBMF Support Team within the Ministry of Defence.

The work has made use of CAe’s considerable experience with Historic Aircraft.  This expertise is available to support any historic military or civilian aircraft project.

For further information contact:

Stephen Rutherford, Technical Lead Historic Aircraft

01234 758016


Graham Campion, Business Development Manager

01234 754160 / 07717 342 822