A North East England flooring franchise has stepped in to help the restoration project of the last 1960s Trident 1C passenger airplane in the world. Franks the Flooring Store has donated a carpet to fit-out the whole interior of the Hawker Siddeley HS 121 Trident, which is being worked on at the North East Aircraft Museum in Sunderland.
The carpet given to the restoration team and is almost an exact replica of the carpet used throughout original standard models of the tri-jet. The project, headed by Tony Jarrett, a preservation of historic aircraft enthusiasts, was moved to the site in Sunderland in 2011 and plans to fully renovate G-ARPO, the 16th Trident built.
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