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Seat fabric on its way

Apr 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles

The first batch of seat fabric for the forward cabin of G-ARPO will soon be with us. This authentic material has been matched and supplied by J A Milton Upholstery Suppliers, who helped us get the best price for the material, and have also arranged for a fire retardant coating to be applied to the […]



LAS Aerospace provide Alochrom for Trident repaint

Apr 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles, Project News

Today we received news of a sponsorships from LAS Aerospace who will provide enough Alochrom to cover the Trident’s fuselage prior to painting. The plan is to paint the exterior of G-ARPO early this summer, subject to costs, and already have the paint and primer to do this. Using Alochrom beforehand will prepare the fuselage […]



Trident towbar delivered

Mar 7th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles, Project News

We have now had an original towbar delivered to the museum to go with our Trident thanks to a number of companies pulling together to help us out. Saints Transport Limited delivered the towbar to Sunderland for us free of charge, which is a major undertaking considering the size and distance, so first of all […]



Galley fittings in place

Mar 6th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles, Project News

Thanks to Northern Engineers & Fabricators Ltd (see earlier post) we now have a new set of fittings for the galley in G-ARPO. The original galley fittings were lost long ago (before we took on the restoration project), but now we have been able to add parts to recreate how the galley would have looked […]



Sponsor a seat

Feb 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles, Project News

Purchasing material to re-cover and restore the seats in G-ARPO is quite expensive. At the moment we’re looking for any companies or individuals who might want to sponsor a single seat to help us with these costs. By donating £50, you’ll help with one seat and as a thank you we’ll give your company some […]



150th Pilot Reached

Jan 30th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles, Project News

As many of you know, we’ve been collecting the flight logs from our Trident, G-ARPO’s life. This is enabling us to piece together a history of the places it flew, between 1965 and 1983, and is a fascinating insight into the life of the aircraft. By doing this, we have come into contact with a […]



Trident January Work; Door Handles

Jan 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles, Project News

We spent some time working inside G-ARPO at the weekend. The restoration of the seats is coming along nicely, with all of the forward cabin seats now rubbed down and painted. We still have some repairs to do on them, and the material to cover the seat cushions still needs to be sourced and purchased […]



2014 Fundraising Target Launched

Jan 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles, Other News, Project News

2014 has arrived and we’re naturally making plans for G-ARPO over the coming year, and it promises to be one of the biggest yet if we reach our targets. In order to achieve our goals we’ve set our fundraising goal at £3,000 again. This will allow us to achieve: Painting the exterior of the aircraft […]



Ansett Aircraft Spares door handle sponsorship

Jan 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured articles, Project News

Ansett Aircraft Spares have kindly agreed to sponsor us with two door handles to replace broken ones on our Trident. The door handle assemblies are the same as early BAe 146 aircraft, and so are interchangeable with our broken ones. Ansett have kindly sourced these replacement parts and sent them to us for use in […]



Save The Trident’s 2013 Roundup

Dec 30th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured articles, Project News

We’re almost at the end of 2013, so it’s time for a look back at what we’ve achieved over the past year in our bid to save and restore Trident 1C G-ARPO. Carpets At the end of 2012, Franks Factory Flooring came to the rescue with a sponsorship of carpets and fitting in the forward […]