Posts Tagged "msd cranes"

Thanks to our sponsors – MSD Cranes and JDPL

Posted on Aug 15, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank JDPL and MSD Cranes for their help so far, particularly with the move of our aircraft up to Sunderland. MSD have provided all of the equipment we need in terms of cranes, and have also provided us with workmen to help with the project to date. Their great prices and sponsorship has been invaluable. Colin Best at JDPL has been an absolute star with arranging the escort up to Sunderland. He talked to the Police, Highways Agency, councils and many other people, as well as personally measuring and planning the route time and time again to make sure we...

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Wings clipped but ready to fly!

Posted on May 13, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

Two more days of work on G-ARPO at Durham Tees Valley and the last stage of dismantling the aircraft is now complete! Over Thursday and Friday we worked on removing the wings from the aircraft so that she can be transported by road to the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. We had worked out that it would be possible to cut outside of the main landing gear which would make reattaching the wings much easier, and also allow the aircraft to stand on its feet much earlier without reattaching the gear. The first day proved quite laborious with the wing refusing to come away from the...

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More dismantling progress made

Posted on May 11, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

The final stage of dismantling the Trident was started today when the team met. First of all, the remaining #3 engine side pod was removed, leaving the rear of the aircraft clear for the move. Then, after marking up the lines to cut along the wings, Stan (from MSD) and Neil began pre-cutting. They also opened up places to attach the crane lines when the wings are cut. We meet again tomorrow to continue cutting the wings and will hopefully have some good news for you on here. Stay...

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MSD Cranes will be moving the Trident

Posted on Aug 18, 2010 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

We can now announce that MSD Cranes will be the company we use for moving our Trident, G-ARPO, from Durham Tees Valley Airport to the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. The move is expected to take place in October, following a period of dismantling and preparing the aircraft to be moved. MSD have been very enthusiastic and supportive of our project, and very helpful in finding the right solution for moving something as large as this aircraft the 35 miles to Sunderland. They have also given us a very good price for the work, which we really appreciate. MSD offer 24hr, 365days on-call...

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