Warren Access Platforms sponsor truck

Warren Access Platforms have kindly sponsored a cherry picker truck for us to use when cutting the tail off our Trident. Specialising in the hire and supply of van and lorry mounted hydraulic platforms and cherry pickers within the North East, Warren Access is a family owned and controlled business, based in Newcastle upon Tyne, with over 40 years knowledge and experience of...
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Day 5

Day 5 came and went today. The team assembled at G-ARPO again for another day of cutting, and we were joined again by yesterday's contractor, and another person from MSD Cranes to help us. They brought an impressive crane with them! The day got off to a great start, with the crane attached to the horizontal stabiliser ready to lift. However, the final bolts holding the stabi...
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Days 3 and 4

Two more days have now passed over at Durham Tees Valley working on Trident 1C G-ARPO. Sadly on Day 3 high winds prevented much work being done at height on the cherry picker, so this slowed progress. Today, Day 4, a lot of work was achieved with most members of the team in attendance. We also had a contractor from MSD Cranes on site to do the cutting for us, which really...
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Day 2

Today work continued preparing G-ARPO for cutting. Despite high winds and rain the team were able to continue work. The rear engine casings were removed as was the s-duct. The cockpit is also now complete apart from a few instruments. Representatives from BHP Law also visited today to do a press piece on the company's involvement, so we enjoyed welcoming them to the Tride...
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Cutting week begins! Day 1

The long-awaited "cutting week" has arrived. Members of the team met at Durham Tees Valley Airport this morning to begin work on G-ARPO. Tony brought the cherry picker to the site, courtesy of ES Access Platforms. Rear access panels were removed, along with some of the redundant metal piping in the rear. We also spent time working on the side engine pods, ready to remove ...
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Driftwood Joinery Services build supports

Driftwood Joinery Services of Stockton-on-Tees have agreed to help us construct wooden cradles for the Trident when the fuselage is separated from the wings (and thus the main landing gear). These cradles will also accompany the aircraft on the low-loader, and whilst sitting on the ground at Sunderland. Dave at Driftwood has agreed to an excellent price for this project, ...
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ES Access providing truck platform

E.S. Access Platforms have agreed to provide us with a truck and raised platform for the week of cutting the Trident in mid-September. We will need elevated access to inspect and work on the horizontal stabiliser and tail fin, which are some height above the ground. E.S. Access have depots all over the country, but their main base is at Birtley, near Sunderland and Newcas...
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Tridents 2010 Booklet

We have produced an e-booklet on the Hawker Siddeley Trident, entitled Tridents 2010. This is a global round-up of the type, listing all known locations of preserved and stored Tridents, including all those in the UK, China and Cyprus. The booklet is fully illustrated with colour pictures of the remaining examples, as well as a list of airlines that operated the type. ...
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