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LAS Aerospace provide Alochrom for Trident repaint

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

LAS Aerospace provide Alochrom for Trident repaint

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 to be painted. It is an important part of the process, and we’re incredibly grateful to LAS Aerospace for helping us out. LAS Aerospace has been supporting the aviation industry in the UK and worldwide since 1982. They cover both commercial and sport /...

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Trident towbar delivered

Posted on Mar 7, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Trident towbar delivered

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 we’d like to offer our thanks to them. They’re experts in urgent air freight and have over 200 vehicles stationed at depots at all the major UK airports. Secondly, we’d like to thank Babcock International at London Heathrow for donating and restoring the towbar. This...

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Galley fittings in place

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 in Northeast Airlines service. The picture illustrates how it looks now, but please note we still need to add some items like taps which we’re trying to source....

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Sponsor a seat

Posted on Feb 18, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Sponsor a seat

A great way to donate is by sponsoring a seat for £50. We’ll feature your company logo too! 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 free exposure on our website, Facebook page, and where possible on the aircraft in the future. We’ve already had a few companies take up this offer, which we’re very...

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150th Pilot Reached

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 lot of people who once flew G-ARPO in various capacities. These pilots, co-pilots and flight engineers have retained their log books and allowed us to take notes of the flights they took on ‘PO. In some cases it is the families of pilots who have sadly passed away that have allowed us...

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Trident January Work; Door Handles

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

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 before we can call them complete. But as you can see from the picture, it’s starting to look like an airliner again in this section! The door handles kindly supplied by Ansett Aircraft Spares have also arrived, and are in great condition. We will be installing these in the near future....

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