Friends of G-ARPO

We would like to thank the following people for their help and support in our bid to save Trident G-ARPO (in no particular order):

 

J A Milton

J A Milton
Upholstery specialists J A Milton are helping the project source material to cover the seats in our Trident, and have also applied a fire-retardant coating to allow us to comply with health and safety regulations.

Please check their website.

 

LASAerospaceLAS Aerospace
Alochrom was provided by LAS Aerospace to prepare the fuselage of G-ARPO for painting. This Devon company provides parts and consumables for the aviation industry, both commercial, sport and general aviation.

Please check their website.

 

Aerozeal

 

Aerozeal
Drawing on over 40 years’ experience and expertise in the specialized airport environment, AEROZEAL has the ability to provide clients with advice and solutions in all areas of operation.

Please check their website.

 

MINT-Software-SystemsMINT Software Systems
MINT Software Systems is a leading provider of training management solutions for the aviation industries.

Please check their website.

 

 

Saints TransportSaints Transport
Saints delivered our Trident towbar from Heathrow to Sunderland free of charge. They’re a huge logistics company with over 200 vehicles and depots at airports around the UK.

Please check their website.

 

BabcockBabcock International
The Heathrow office of Babcocks supplied and restored an authentic Trident towbar and donated it to us. They’re a leading supplier of engineering support services.

Please check their website.

 

IAGIAG International Airlines Group
IAG, the owners of British Airways and Iberia, helped in arranging the supply and transport of the Trident towbar from Heathrow to the museum.

Please check their website.

 

Pooleys-LogoPooleys Flight Equipment
The world-famous supplier of flight equipment and guides to pilots has also sponsored the restoration of a seat.

Please check their website.

 

KoubuInteriorsKoubou Interiors
Berkshire interior design company with a great range of services and products. Sponsored restoration of a seat on G-ARPO.
Please check their website.

 

 

Gazelle Military Helicopter TrustGazelle Military Helicopter Trust
A similar project to ours. The Gazelle Military Helicopter Trust have acquired a former RAF Gazelle helicopter and are setting about restoring it, albeit to flying condition.

Please check their website.

 

cascoCASCO
A leading supplier of aircraft parts based in the UK with over 30 years of experienced. Supplied door parts to our project to help in the Trident’s preservation.

Please check their website.

 

ironmongery directIronmongery Direct
One of the largest suppliers of architectural ironmongery to tradesmen. They helped us out with parts for our Pullman-style tables.

Please check their website.

 

Tanfield Body RepairTanfield Body Repair
Helping to prepare the fuselage for painting, Tanield Body Repair sponsored us by coming along just before we painted the aircraft.

Please check their website.

 

PPG Industries
All of the primers and top coat paints have been sponsored by PPG Industries, who have a base in Shildon near Durham. This allows us to paint our Trident in Northeast Airlines colours and to the highest quality.

 

Please check their website.


Thorne and Derrick
Provided underground ducting to run power to the Trident in its new position at the museum. They are a specialist worldwide supplier and distributor, so check them out!

Please check their website.


NiftyLift
Niftylift, the UK’s specialists in access platforms and work platforms showed their support for the Save The Trident project with a contribution to help towards project costs

Please check their website.


AirglideAirglide
This company’s nano technology applications can protect your aircraft, car, boat or train from the elements, dirt, and outdoor exposure. They generously sponsored an application on our Trident once painting is completed.

Please check their website.


Wickes
Various materials were sourced from Wickes at discounted prices. Wickes are a superb supplier of DIY and trade materials.

Please check their website.


AerofloorAerofloor
When it came to carpeting the interior of our Trident aircraft, we wanted only the best. Local flooring chain Franks Factory Flooring came to the rescue, sponsoring the carpet we needed to authentically recreate the interior of our aircraft.

Please check their website.


Franks Factory Flooring
When it came to carpeting the interior of our Trident aircraft, we wanted only the best. Local flooring chain Franks Factory Flooring came to the rescue, sponsoring the carpet we needed to authentically recreate the interior of our aircraft.

Please check their website.

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Cylinder Service Centre
Our jacks have been looked after and serviced by Cylinder Service Centre Ltd, based in Washington, Tyne & Wear.

Please check their website.

 

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Airplane Geeks Podcast
This weekly podcast is great for the latest aviation news, chatter and articles. The guys are really entertaining, and they gave our project a mention on show 159. So we’re very grateful to them, and think you should give them a listen!

Please check their website.

 

TrimiteTechnologiesTrimite Technologies
A kit of Brush Alocrom 1200 was provided by Trimite Technologies to help us prepare the metal fuselage of G-ARPO. Trimite specialises in supplying process chemicals to the metal pretreatment and plating industries.

Please check their website.

BPIBPI Polythene
BPI Poly are a specialist provider of polythene products for retail, industry and many other clients. They supply 275,000 tonnes each year! They helped us by providing black polythene membrane to protect our aircraft’s tail, stabiliser and wing ends over the harsh winter months.

Please check their website.

Northbrook College
Northbrook College in Sussex kindly donated a Trident main undercarriage leg and wheels to our project to help us strengthen the aircraft at the museum.Please check their website.

Transram Europe
Transram Europe are a crane-assisted road transport company based in West Sussex. They can easily handle all sorts of road transport of heavy and bulky items around Southern England, the entire UK and into Europe. They assisted us with moving a Trident undercarriage leg to Sunderland.

Please check their website.

Auto Recovery Services Ltd
This company has a number of locations in north east England, as well as Romania. They specialise in rapid response service if your vehicle is immobile due to either an accident or breakdown. They were on standby during the move of our Trident to Sunderland.

Please check their website.


JDPL Haulage

JDPL have helped us out in the transportation of the Trident. They cover the route planning and escorting of the load as it travels to the museum. A great company based in Darlington but able to work across the UK.

Please check their website.
Joseph Parr (Middlesbrough) Ltd
Joseph Parr Group have helped us with the loan of sleepers to use in the dismantling process. The group have different bases across the North East and are specialist timber and building material merchants with great prices and can deliver for you.

Please check their website.

Weston Aviation
Weston are a specialist provider of private handling for executive aircraft at Durham Tees Valley and Newquay. Their service is second to none, as testified by how many clients they now have. Give them a call to experience their professional service.

Please check their website.

 

RES Teesdale Scaffold Ltd
RES are an experienced company based in Middlesbrough who have sponsored us with the scaffolding needed for removing the Trident’s wings. They have a variety of vehicles and can work across the North East and further afield. They are well known for their quality service.

Please check their website

 

BHP Law
BHP Law are a diverse law firm with offices throughout the North East, in Darlington, Teesside, Sunderland and Newcastle. They offer many different services to businesses and startups, and have come on board to help us with our legal and contract arrangements with the Trident aircraft.

Please check their website.

AC Metals
Based in Darlington, AC Metals have helped us with the scrap metal we’ve removed from G-ARPO. A recommended local dealer.
Call them on 01325 469 959

HSS Training
Whilst HSS Hire have helped us out with tool hire during the dismantling process, HSS Training also helped us out with important health and safety training needed to satisfy our requirements. They run a range of different courses.

Please check their website.

 

 

Henderson Engineering
This Stockton-based engineering company specialises in the manufacture of bespoke fabrications in mild, stainless steels and aluminium materials for Projects throughout the UK and overseas.

SAS Powered Access
This Leeds-based company specialise in truck-mounted platforms such as cherry pickers and have helped us out with vehicles and operators. Give them a call on 0800 138 1033, and they’ll be happy to assist you.

Warren Access
Warren Access are a well established provider of trucks, cherry pickers and platforms in the North East. They are based in Newcastle and supplied us with a cherry picker.

Please check their website.

MSD Cranes
MSD Cranes are handling the crane work and haulage of our aircraft when it moves from Teesside to the museum at Sunderland. They have many years of experience and all the right equipment for the job, not to mention enthusiasm and a great price.

Please check their website.

West London Aero Club
A great little club at White Waltham Airfield near London which offers great flying tuition and aircraft rental. The owner is an ex-Trident pilot.

Please check out their website.

Ideal WorldIdeal World
Ideal Shopping Direct Plc is a leading digital retailer, selling products to consumers via its television shopping channels and the internet. Ideal have kindly donated and transported some useful ladders to our project, which are needed for the restoration process at Sunderland.

Please check their website and grab a bargain!

Hire Station
The Cannon Park branch of Hire Station in Middlesbrough have been really helpful in supplying the tools we need at very good prices. This has helped us keep on budget, and the service has been excellent from the guys there.

Please check their website.

Evergreen Pallet Solutions (UK) Ltd
Evergreen are a well-established company based on their own site in Darlington. They have agreed to supply us with 200 pallets for use in the dismantling of G-ARPO at Durham Tees Valley Airport. Please consider them for your pallet needs – they have vast experience in manufacturing, delivering and removing pallets.

Please check their website.

HaywardHayward Aviation Ltd
Haywards are insurers who specialised in aviation and airside insurance. They have kindly sponsored us the premium for our airside insurance, allowing us to work on G-ARPO airside at Durham Tees Valley, and also at the North East Aircraft Museum.

Please check their website.

flavellweldingsmKD Flavell Welding
Flavell Welding are based in Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees. They have sponsored the welding of the aircraft when it is put back together at the museum. They offer a very experienced service dating back to 1958.

Please check their website.

StenaLinesmStena Line
Stena Line have helped us out by sponsoring a journey from Stranraer to Belfast and back to help us bring back parts from the Trident 2E at Belfast to fit on our Trident 1C at Sunderland.

Stena have been a great help. Please consider using them the next time you travel by ferry to Ireland, Northern Ireland or Holland.

http://www.stenaline.co.uk

TNTsmTNT
TNT have been incredibly helpful and flexible with our need for pallets to use when dismantling the aircraft. Their offices at Durham Tees Valley Airport and Darlington joined forces to help us out with the loan of pallets. They’re a fantastic logistics and parel delivery company, so check them out!

Check out their website.

SK Print Design
SK Print Design offer a wide range of printing options, from leaflets to flyers, booklets, posters and more. You can easily set up any job through their website, and they have very competitive prices. They have helped us out in printing leaflets for events.

Please check their website.

Gil-Good LodgeGil-Good Lodge
Gil-Good Lodge is a bed & breakfast accommodation located in Lisburn, Co. Antrim, with 14 superbly appointed ensuite bedrooms. They have helped us out incredibly by putting up Neil and Tony on our trip to Belfast to take parts from the Trident there. Why not try them out when visiting Northern Ireland?

Check out their website.

theswansmThe Swan Inn
The Swan Inn is situated opposite Agnew Park in Stranraer, with views over Loch Lomond. It is a wonderful place to stay, and is also a popular pub and restaurant. Why not try them out when travelling to Belfast from Stranraer, or when visiting this part of Scotland?

Check out their website.

HDNLinkHDNL
HDNL is the UK’s largest dedicated home delivery and collection service. They do a fantastic job in delivering 300,000 parcels every day! They’ve been helping us in delivering some needed parts up to the museum at Sunderland on our behalf.

Check out their website.

HSS Tool HireHSS Tool Hire
This national company  offers industrial tool hire and rental for all manner of jobs, with many local offices. They can offer anything from welding to ladders, lighting to gardening tools. They have kindly offered to help us with our tool requirements when it comes to dismantling G-ARPO. Check out their website here.

SpacewiseSpacewise
Spacewise have helped us out with a container to store parts in at the museum whilst we await the time to fit them to the aircraft. This generous offer comes from one of the world’s largest suppliers of containers, of all shapes and sizes. They even offer temperature controlled and refrigerated containers. Check out their website here.

Intack Self DriveIntack Self Drive
Intack Self Drive have over 300 cars, vans, trucks and minibuses available for short term, medium term and flexi/contract hire. They are centrally based in Blackburn near to the town center and open 7 days a week for collection and return of vehicles and we also offer a local collection and delivery service which is free of charge. Check out their website here.

SERCOSerco’s International Fire Training School
G-ARPO is currently owned and operated by Serco’s International Fire Training Centre at Durham Tees Valley Airport. They train airport firefighters from around the world and have great experience. They are kindly donating Trident 1C G-ARPO to use. Check out their website here.

St GeorgeHotelSt. George Hotel Durham Tees Valley Airport
St. George Hotel is the longest established hotel at Durham Tees Valley Airport, set in the former Officers Mess from the RAF days. It’s a perfect place to stay when travelling from the airport, and also has conference and wedding reception facilities. Check out their website here.

airobiliaAirobilia
Airobilia is a great website all about historic aircraft, airlines and memorabilia. The site’s owners, Graham and Keith, set up calendars and other items for sale that are related to historic airlines and aircraft, and have set up a Trident calendar from which some proceeds will go towards our project. Check out their website here.

North East Aircraft MuseumNorth East Aircraft Museum
NEAM will be the new home for Trident 1C G-ARPO. This excellent museum is on the site of the former RAF Usworth/Sunderland Airport. It has a number of civil and military aircraft on display, including a mighty Vulcan! The museum hopes to expand and provide a wonderful display including our Trident.

Check out their website here.


GeminiJetsGeminiJets

GeminiJets create fantastic models of all manner of aircraft. They are the choice of aircraft enthusiasts due to their detail and often unusual airline liveries and schemes from days gone by, as well as a vast selection of aircraft types. Gemini have a range of Trident models available, covering all colour schemes from its days in service around the world. Check out their website here.

Tees Valley Flight TrainingTees Valley Flight Training
This training company is based at Durham Tees Valley Airport and offers affordable and comprehensive rates for PPLs, NPPLs etc, as well as sightseeing and trial flights. They have kindly donated to our project. Check out their website here.

Super Guppy B-BTGVFriends of Super Guppy F-BTGV

The website for the team restoring a Super Guppy aircraft at Bruntingthorpe. Have a look at their site and support their work!

Check out their website here.

Belfast International Fire & Rescue CrewBelfast International Airport Fire & Rescue

This team have helped us immeasurably in securing parts for G-ARPO from their own Trident 2E G-AVFE. We thank them for their hospitality and help.

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Fosters Forestry & GardensFosters Forestry & Gardens

All aspects of tree work & forestry services. Free quotations & advice. Full qualified and insured tree surgeons.

Check out their website here: www.ffguk.com

Skipbridge Signs Skipbridge Signs in Darlington offer all sorts of banners and signage at competitive prices, with a friendly smile. They have helped us out in this aspect, as well as with logistical help.

Check out their website here: http://www.skipbridgesigns.co.uk/

(c) Michel Schou

(c) Michel Schou

Michel Schou

Michel is a fantastic aviation artist, painting historic and modern scenes of airliners and other aircraft. He runs a website at http://cloudpainter.canalblog.com/. Michel painted a series of special paintings of Trident G-ARPO in various colour schemes from her past. The originals will be displayed in the aircraft once open to the public.

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