G-ARPO to Feature on CBeebies!

Our Trident, G-ARPO, will again feature on TV next week as it took part in a new episode of the CBeebies "My First" series. In it, a father will take his son to an air show for the first time. Here's the synopsis: Join Jesse as he goes to an air show for the first time. Jesse is making paper aeroplanes with his family when Dad tells him they are going to an air show. Fi...
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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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Remembering Hatfield Aerodrome

Hatfield Aerodrome, to the north of London, was the home of the Trident (and many other) aircraft. The airfield was constructed on farmland in 1930, and de Havilland aircraft such as the Moth, Dragon and Dragon Rapide were built here in the impressive art deco buildings. A hard runway was laid in 1947, allowing jet aircraft such as the Vampire and Comet to be construc...
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Primed and ready!

Over the weekend members of the Save The Trident team met at the museum to carry out more preparation work on G-ARPO. Since Saturday was mostly a washout we had to revert to indoor activities such as preparing the seats and covers, clothing our new hostess (she's called Tracy) in her authentic BA uniform and putting up the ceiling panels in the cockpit. Our amazing carpenter...
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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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NEF fabricators sponsorship

We have received another sponsorship this week from NEF Ltd, a specialist engineering and fabrication company based in the north east. NEF have kindly agreed to fabricate some new parts for the restoration of the galley area in our Trident. Since many of the original parts and fittings have long gone, we will work with NEF to reconstruct them as they once were. This will...
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Ironmongery Direct sponsorship

We've had a very kind sponsorship today from Ironmongery Direct of some of the hinges we need to recreate the classic Pullman-style tables aboard our Trident. Ironmongery Direct have been in the business of supplying architectural ironmongery to tradesman for over 40 years. Today, they deliver thousands of parcels every week to tradesmen and have the UK’s biggest range of qu...
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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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Underground ducting pipe for Trident restoration project

We've been offered a new sponsorship today to provide underground ducting pipe that will allow us to power our Trident in its new display position at the museum. Thorne & Derrick distribute LV, HV & Hazardous Area Electrical Equipment including Airfield Ground Lighting Cables & Joints,  Airfield Ground Lighting Voltage Detectors, Hazardous Area Aircraft Hangar Li...
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