Posts Tagged "trident move"

Move to Sunderland in pictures

Posted on Aug 2, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 0 comments

The move of Trident G-ARPO up to the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland went like a dream. Over two days, we were helped by lots of great people and companies, including (in no particular order): MSD Cranes, JDPL, Serco for their co-operation, Give Svaergods and JParr (Mboro). Also a big thanks to Northumbria Police for arranging the escort team (Cleveland and Durham Police bikes) from so early in the morning, and not charging us for this service. They made sure the roads were clear and that no problems were encountered. We appreciate it and couldn’t have done it without them....

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G-ARPO Trident reaches Sunderland!

Posted on Jul 31, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 4 comments

Early this morning, the fuselage of Trident 1C G-ARPO left Durham Tees Valley Airport for the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. Following its transport across two fences and a live runway yesterday, it sat on its low loader transport overnight ready for its early departure at dawn. Then, at 5.45am the transport began, heading across to the A66, then up the A19 to the museum. More news and pictures to follow!  ...

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Move date announced

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 in Featured articles, Project News | 5 comments

We can now announce the date we will move Trident 1C G-ARPO up to the North East Aircraft Museum at Sunderland. The date set by our transport permit is Sunday 31st July. We will begin on Saturday 30th by moving the aircraft from Serco’s fire training ground at Teesside and lifting it over the various gates that the load will be too wide to travel through. Then, early on the Sunday morning the aircraft (spread over a couple of low-loaders) will proceed across to the A66 eastbound, then onto the A19 northbound all the way to Sunderland. Here, it will be lifted over the fence into the...

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Trident move route planning and escort by JDPL

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

We wanted to give a mention to JDPL who are helping us with the move of our Trident to the museum. Colin Best, who works for JDPL, has organised this for us. They have planned the route which the aircraft will take, which is not an easy task when you consider the roundabouts, bridges and street furniture which needs to be negotiated. When the move happens, the company will also escort the vehicles carrying the aircraft to make sure everything goes to plan. This is an important job at arguably the most crucial moment in the plan so far, so we thank Colin and his team for the work...

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