Activities on Installation of Tu-144 №77114 as Memorial Go on
NIK Ltd. continues working on installation of Tu-144, tail number 77114, as a memorial in Zhukovsky. As part of the preparation our company with support from the city’s authorities established a charity organization “Aviation Legends”. The project of Tu-144 memorial installation was developed jointly by NIK Ltd., organization “Aviation Legends” and Zhukovsky city authorities. According to the above mentioned project the aircraft will be set up as a monument at the interception of Tupolev Street and Tupolev Highway.
At present our company’s experts are working on the concept of exhibition in the aircraft interior. A statement of work for exhibition design is being prepared. Various arrangements of stands and displays are being considered. NIK’s volunteers are facing a number of technical problems, including preparation of the aircraft for painting which implies dismantling of wiring and sensors located on wings, fuselage and empennage as well as draining the fuel tank and other parts of the aircraft.
Along with the activities on the installation of the monument our volunteers are preparing another Tu-144, tail number 77115, for MAKS-2015 exhibition. Visitors of the event will have an opportunity to take an interesting excursion about various historical aircraft.