Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Bournemouth Aviation Museum Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Rather than scrap any aircraft at the end of their life-cycle, Green Aerospace actively looks for worthy donor causes. Just such an example is the donation of former Royal Air Force Jaguar aircraft XX763 to the Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

The SEPECAT Jaguar GR1 XX763 was built by BAC at Preston. The aircraft was first flown on May 12th 1975 by Eric Bucklow and was displayed at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport later that month. The aircraft was delivered to RAF Lossiemouth on June 26th 1975 for no. 226 Operational Conversion Unit. It was repainted at no. 5 Maintenance Unit in an all-over wrap-around camouflage two years later and loaned to the no. 54 Squadron in January 1980. It was placed into store at RAF Shawbury in April 1985 before being assigned to ground instructional duties with the no. 4 School of Technical Training at St. Athan and DARA Technical School. The aircraft was bought by Hayward and Green Defence Ltd and transported to Winterpick Business Park at Wineham by February 2007. On September 26 2009 it was moved to the Bournemouth Aviation Museum for display. The Jaguar is now on permanent loan to the museum from Hayward and Green Defence Ltd.

All of the companies within our group follow this ethos and actively look to preserve and donate aircraft assets rather than the non-environmentally friendly solution of scrapping.