Skyjack and Cooper Equipment help repair flight museum damage
By Steve Elliott

Skyjack and Cooper Equipment help repair flight museum damage

Skyjack, a division of Linamar Corp., Guelph, Ontario, was on site with long-standing customer Cooper Equipment Rentals in Calgary, Alberta, repairing damage caused by harsh Canadian weather. The Hangar Flight Museum in Calgary, dedicated to promoting the evolution of flight, is being repaired with the help of an SJ63 AJ articulating boom.

“The damage caused by an extreme Canadian winter wreaked havoc on The Hangar Flight Museum this year and called for a replacement cover on the tent hangar,” says Clint Austin, rental representative, Cooper Equipment Rentals. “Our booms are on rent to the museum for two weeks and include two SJ63 AJs, SJ46 AJ and SJ45T. They’re using the COVID shutdown period as a time to not only replace the damage done this winter, but also do other necessary renovations to the museum.”

The SJ63 has a working height of 69 ft. 7 in., up-and-over capabilities of 27 ft. 6 in. and is equipped with Skyjack’s SPEEDYREACH™ functionality. The SPEEDYREACH open-center knuckle design enables operators to lower the fly boom to ground level to restock on materials or supplies and return to full height without lowering the riser section, which increases on-site efficiency.

“Thankfully, none of our aircraft were damaged during the severe snowstorm or windstorms that hit our Tent Hangar this winter and spring. The repairs currently happening with both of our buildings are structural and will help us keep our artifacts safe for years to come,” says Brian Desjardins, executive director, The Hangar Flight Museum. “While we are closed, we’re using the time effectively to work on these important construction projects so we’ll be able to open our doors when the mandatory closure is lifted.”

Steve Elliott

Steve ElliottSteve Elliott

Stephen Elliott is the news and products editor for Rental Management. He coordinates and produces product sections for Rental Management as well as The Hot List: New Products at the Show supplement. In addition, he researches, writes and edits management and other feature articles for Rental Management and Rental Pulse, and maintains regular contact with manufacturers and suppliers. He enjoys spending time with his family and working in his garden.

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