Farnborough Air Show and Donald Trump… did you ever think you’d see both those names in the same sentence?!
We’ve been busy supplying a wide variety of Ground Support Equipment to a range of different people and events this summer, including both of the above!
Here are our June and July highlights…
One of our biggest highlights in June was that we supplied aircraft loaders for the 44th G7 Summit held in Quebec, Canada 8-9th June. The G7 Summit is an annual meeting where Leaders, Ministers and policy makers come together to discuss global issues. Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK and US were all in attendance for the annual event.
Millions were gripped by World Cup Fever earlier in the summer, perhaps you were one of them? Away from the tense tackles, near misses and euphoria, it’s hard to believe all the equipment and logistics that were needed behind the scenes for the World Cup happen.
We refurbished and supplied 27 cargo trailers for the famous event [pictured below]. The trailers were used to transport nets and training equipment.
Some people may believe Friday 13th is an unlucky day for flying but at 247GT LTD we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have been able to supply bespoke Passenger Guidance Trolleys for Trump’s much-talked-about UK Visit on Friday 13th July The bespoke Trolleys had to be made extra-long for his aircraft.
We were pleased to have won a large contract with the international event that was held 16th – 22nd July, supplying a range of Ground Support Equipment from wheel chocks, ground support communications sets and towbars, to passenger steps, ground power units and rental equipment!
Theresa May spoke at the opening ceremony stating, “This is an incredibly exciting time for aerospace. Not only is there huge growth potential, but many of the developments taking place have the potential to transform the way we fly.”
Our hi-vis yellow rubber moulded wheel chocks were being put to good use on the new Boeing 737 MAX 8, which left a big mark at the event with the aircraft once again proving a best seller racking up more than 400 orders. Boeing stated the 737 MAX is the fastest-selling aeroplane in its history.