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A century of flight came to an end at Filton Airfield today. The airstrip north of Bristol is regarded by many as the birthplace of British aviation.
It is famous for producing Concorde - the world's first supersonic passenger plane.
But over the decades workers at Filton also created world war bombers and giant airliners, making the city one of the most important aeronautical centres in the country.
Robert Murphy reports:
The last commercial flight has taken off from Filton's famous airfield. It happened just before midday. The airfield will close completely on New Year's Eve after more than one hundred years in operation.
Today owners BAE said it had signed a deal with a property developer for the land. The closure went ahead despite a big campaign by many Bristolians.
Filton Airfield will be closing today after its owners BAE systems, decided it was no longer financially viable.
Filton Airfield will finally close to planes today, after more than a hundred years in operation.
The last flight is due to take off just before midday. The airfield will close completely on New Year's Eve.
Most of the 19 employees affected have found other jobs.
There was an emotional farewell to the A380 superjumbo today as it left Bristol for the last time. The closure of Filton Airfield to all flights on Friday brings the curtain down on a century of aviation there.
Airbus employees who helped build the plane were given a farewell flight, while a Spitfire's restoration was completed just in time to take to the skies as well. Richard Payne has the story.
The Airbus A380 arrived at Filton Airfield for the final time. The plane, which is the world's largest commercial aircraft and which was developed and built at Filton, was taking Airbus employees on one final flight. The airfield is due to close this Friday.
In a few weeks Filton Airfield near Bristol will finally close. Some of the most important planes in British history were made there - from wartime bombers to Concorde.
A documentary team has collected hours of archive footage of some of Filton's most important moments. But the man behind the film says he thinks it's a disgrace the airfield is closing at all. Robert Murphy reports.