26 Mar SOAR Assists Resurrection of Historic Boeing 727
SOAR assists resurrection of historic Boeing 727 for Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
SOAR and Seattle Washington’s Museum of Flight recently completed the restoration of the first 727 for ferry flight from Everett Washington to Seattle for permanent display at Boeing Field.
Contracted by the Museum for its commercial evaluation and repair capabilities, SOAR’s expert team provided a detailed examination of the aircraft for any damage and suitability for ferry flight then performed various reconstructive tasks to restore it for flight, which included reconfiguration and installation of engines and installation of the horizontal stabilizer.
Jim Jijawi, SOAR Managing Director, is familiar with commercial aircraft restoration—he was responsible for delivering the DC-8 to the Los Angeles Museum of Science and Industry—so assisting the Museum to restore the historic 727 prototype was an appropriate decision.
As the professional entity participating at the tail end of this 25-year long project, SOAR performed both evaluation and repairs within the allotted timeline. With the renovation now completed by SOAR, the Trijet’s final ceremonial flight was scheduled for March 2, 2016.
Laurie Haag Museum Vice President recently commented, “SOAR’s team performed magnificently and the final flight of 727-22 was a grand testament to their work.”
SOAR’s work is recognized on Bob Bogash’s website:E1 Support Companies
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