It was announced sometime ago - search a.net archives for details - that because RAF Cosford wished to focus their museum on military aviation the BA
collection at Cosford had to be moved.
The only place where a home could be found for much of the exhibition was East Fortune. It was announced that the Viscount and 1-11 would be disassembled, transported to Scotland and reassembled.
It was announced that the 707 would be cut in two just forward of the wing route and that the forward section would go to East Fortune and the rear section would be salvaged.
It was announced that the cockpit and nose section of the Trident would be cut off and sent to East Fortune and the rest salvaged.
It was announced that the VC
-10 would be cut up and the forward section sent to its original birthplace, Brooklands.
All the above would be at BA
This raises an important question:
Has anything changed? Is there any evidence (and not hyperbole) that the above programme is not being implemented in full?
|Quoting StarGoldLHR (Thread starter):|
it's amazing it's been kept so quiet that BA was allowed to dispose of the nations civil aviation heritage
Has it been kept quiet? Did you do a search of a.net archives? Clearly not because the plan was detailed and discussed some months ago. Have you looked at the press releases on the BA
web site? Clearly not because BA
issued a press release that announced the transfer programme.
What else should BA
done to give this situation wider publicity? Certainly their press release is sitting on their web site for you and others to read and publications to reproduce and comment on. And please explain why if BA
were not prepared to pay their wack in maintaining the aircraft as you claim they are willing to go to the significant costs of disassembly, transportation over several hundred miles and reassembly of that part of the collection for which their is space at East Fortune.
The facts are simple. The RAF Cosford Museum resolved that its finite resources should be used in the military aviation sphere. East Fortune have happily agreed to take over as much of the collection as their finite resources allow. British Airways - unless you have new evidence that disputes this - have facilitated the saving of as much of the collection as possible even though they are a business and not an aviation charity.