DELTA TRANSPORT HERITAGE MUSEUM
In a landmark project for Delta Air Lines, their two original aircraft hangars at Atlanta airport, which date from the early 1940’s, were renovated and converted to a flight museum to celebrate the airline’s over 80 year history in commercial aviation. This complex and extensive renovation included overall waterproofing, new historically appropriate wall cladding and windows, new roofing, repairs to the large hangar doors, signage, and other improvements. For the interior new flooring was installed with new partitions and provision for the exhibits. Spencer Bristol Engineering provided design and construction administration services for the mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, lighting, power, and low voltage systems.
In a subsequent project, SBE also provided mechanical and electrical engineering design services for the outdoor exhibit of Boeing’s very first 747-400 passenger jet in which Delta logged over 60 million miles.
The museum’s exhibits include many historic aircraft, flight crew uniforms and other records and archives, a flight simulator, theater, library, and much more. It has been open to the public since 2014.