G-ALZK in BOAC livery

Photo- British Aerospace 

Airframe 106473 Mk.4C


Registered – XS235

To BLEU Bedford

‘Canopus’ was delivered December 1963. Transferred A&AEE, Boscombe Down.

Bruntingthorpe airfield, Leicestershire  c-o The National Air Pageant

Update October 2018:

Canopus remains here in taxi-able order – there are currently some small issues with the emergency braking system, however this is being worked on and will hopefully soon be resolved. Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground hope to be back to high speed taxi runs in the Spring – the next taxi day open to the public will be on Sunday May 26th 2019.

There is no possibility of Canopus ever returning to flight.