Tuesday, October 24, 2023

MD902 Explorer helicopter garden office

If you're looking for a genuine one of a kind garden office, Gloucestershire-based professional avaiation upcyclers Aerotiques has the very thing, a retired MD902 Explorer heliocopter saved from landfill thanks to a collaboration with Specialist Aviation Services at Gloucestershire Airport.

Aerotiques salvaged the cabin pod and tail boom from the helicopter whose airframe was built in 2001 and flew for almost 4000 hours before its retirement in 2017 (as a police helicopter in Suffolk County in New York, as an air ambulance in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UK, and with the General Lighthouse Authority charity, Trinity House, in support of their operations around the UK coastline). Here's what Aerotiques say about it:

"With its engines, gearbox and non-essential components removed, the aircraft is remarkably lightweight and easily transportable. We think it lends itself well to a unique garden office, meeting space or glamping pod application but it's very much a blank canvas at this stage."

If you're interested, get in touch with them via the link above.

Rebecca Borresen, Head of Operations Projects and Deputy COO at Specialist Aviation Services said: “We are really excited to see this much loved aircraft being given a new lease in life and saved from landfill, after all other serviceable parts and recyclable materials had been removed.”


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