Provincial cabinet ministers today toured the North Atlantic Aviation Museum in Gander to mark the completion of renovations and the site’s reopening
“The work that has gone into modernizing the North Atlantic Aviation Museum has been tremendous,” said Keith Hutchings, Minister of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, in a news release.
“It is a facility that is important to residents as it celebrates the community’s rich aviation history and is sure to become an even greater tourism attraction in the region and result in new opportunities for local businesses.”
In August 2011, the provincial government contributed $159,000 towards improvements to the museum which saw re-designed and re-developed interpretation displays.
“Gander’s historical connection with aviation is internationally recognized,” said Kevin O’Brien, Minister of Municipal Affairs.
Opened in 1996, the North Atlantic Aviation museum showcases Gander’s involvement in the development of aviation over the North Atlantic. It houses artifacts and presents important historical aviation moments in a chronological order beginning with the war years and creation of the airport, through to commercial flying and technological advances.