New England Air Museum
Restoration Program

The New England Air Museum is dedicated to preserving, and presenting historically significant aircraft, aircraft engines and aviation artifacts. To these ends the Museum has one of the finest restoration programs in the country and we pride ourselves in the restoration and preservation work we do.

The restoration hangar was completed in 1989. It contains 11,200 square feet of open space. This has been organized into working areas for machining, sheet metal fabrication, engine restoration, welding, and storage of aircraft parts, fasteners, sheet goods, paints and chemicals. Space is also provided for housing museum vehicles and equipment. The center of the hangar is kept open for aircraft restoration projects.

The restoration hangar and programs are staffed with approximately 85 volunteers and one paid staff member to oversee the operation. Work on all projects is done during museum hours on Tuesday and Thursday.

The Restoration Hangar is generally not open to the public. Please check the Upcoming Events calendar for any upcoming opportunities to view this hangar.

If you are interested in volunteering for restoration work, please click here.

Current Restoration Projects

Click on a picture or label to go to a detail page for each aircraft

Burnelli CBY-3 'Loadmaster'

Douglas DC-3

North American P-51D Racer

Goodyear ZNPK-28 Airship Control Car

Grumman FM-2 'Wildcat'

Simulators, Demonstrations and Activities
Special Exhibits | Young Visitor Activities
Aircraft Display Collection | Engine Display Collection
Restoration Program | Research Library