Rear cabin carpets laid

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming Franks Factory Flooring back to our Trident to lay carpets in the rear cabin. Work has been progressing well in this area, and now that painting has been completed we arranged for the second part of this very generous sponsorship to take place. Franks laid the black BKS/Northeast replica carpet in the forward cabin of G-ARPO ...
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Ansett Aircraft Spares door handle sponsorship

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 our restoration. Ansett A Trusted & Respected Name E...
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CASCO cargo door sponsorship

CASCO, a leading supplier of commercial aircraft parts, have stepped forward as a sponsor for our project by providing a cargo door to use for spare parts. The door comes from a British Aerospace 146 aircraft, which has some commonality with the Trident, and we will be looking to use the handle locking mechanism. CASCO has been in existence since 1982 and is very ...
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PPG Industries sponsor Trident painting

PPG Industries have come to the rescue to provide all of the primers and paints needed to paint the exterior of our Trident. The company, with a base nearby in Shildon, Co Durham, will donate etch primer, primer and top coats to our project ready to paint G-ARPO in the vibrant and unique colours of Northeast Airlines. PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’...
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Holiday Inn sponsorship

We've had very generous sponsorship today from the manager of the Holiday Inn Solstice Park at Amesbury, who has agreed to provide free accommodation for a night when our team visit Boscombe Down in June. This very generous offer is very much appreciated, and we didn't expect to be able to stay in such nice accommodation on our trip to recover parts which will be useful for ...
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Airglide sponsors Trident protective coating

We had some more great news today through a message from David Stoneman, MD of Airglide. He has offered to sponsor a protective coating of their nano-technology Aviation Shield product on our Trident aircraft. This protective coating will be applied to the painted fuselage to give it a tough, durable, long-lasting solution against the weather, dirt build-up and life outdoors...
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Johnstone’s and Leyland paint sponsorship

We want to send out a big thanks to Johnstone's and Leyland Decorating Centres for helping subsidise some of the paint we've used in the interior restoration of G-ARPO. The staff at the centre we used, in Peterborough, was very helpful in both offering this sponsorship of 25% discount, and in helping us match the colours and primer we needed, and recommending the amount we n...
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HSS Sponsor Neil

HSS Tool Hire have agreed to sponsor us again by putting Neil Lomax, a member of the Save The Trident team, through an abbrasive wheel course in April. Neil will be cutting the Trident prior to the transporting of the aircraft and it is the stipulation today with Health and Safety rules that this course is completed before doing so. The course would have cost £95, but HSS...
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