New Aircraft on Display


With much advance planning and patience, the Conservation and Restoration Staff have been able to make some delicate artifact movements that will place some never before displayed aircraft on view for the first time. This exclusive list includes:

The HE 162 Volksjager

Assembled and on display for the first time since 1960.

The Heinkel He 162 jet fighter was conceived, designed, and built in 90 days as a last attempt by Germany to avoid defeat in Second World War. Intended as an inexpensive fighter, the Heinkel He 162 could be built by semi-skilled labour out of non-strategic materials. After initial aerodynamic and structural problems were solved, the German Air Force began receiving Heinkel He 162s in 1945, but there is no evidence that they saw action. Records from the period are incomplete, and it is not known exactly how many were built. More information

The Avro Avian

Recently returned to the Museum after a multi-year restoration project.

Originally built as a light sporting aircraft, the Avro Avian was also useful as a trainer to civil operators and some Commonwealth air forces. In Canada, civil Avians were used by many flying clubs and bush operators, while the 30 or so supplied to the RCAF were flown little and used mainly as instructional airframes or passed on to flying clubs. Thirty-nine Avian IVMs were assembled by the Ottawa Car Manufacturing Co. More information

The TravelAir 2000

This was restored at the Museum

The first production Travel Air B established such a good reputation in the First National (Ford) Air Tour in 1925 that the company sold nineteen the same year. In 1928 the model B was designated the Model 2000. Orders increased until 1930, when Model 2000 production ceased, with 1 550 built. More information

The de Havilland D.H.60X Moth

The Moth was used as a trainer by many air forces and flying clubs as well as by private owners in many countries. The first 27 Moths came to Canada from England in 1927. By 1928 de Havilland Aircraft of Canada began to assemble and to service Moth aircraft in Toronto. During the 1930s there were more Moths on the Canadian Register than any other type and they became a standard trainer in the RCAF. Very few pilots trained during the 1930s would not have flown Moths. More information

The Épervier X-01

A new acquistion on loan to the Museum since August 9, 2011

A small acrobatic aircraft, designed, built and flown by a group of 12 mechanical engineering undergraduate students from the University of Sherbrooke, a Canadian-first.

The aircraft moved to the Storage Hangar to make room are:

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