Korean Air has announced a $25 million donation, along with its retired Boeing 747 aircraft, to the California Science Centre to create the Korean Air Aviation Gallery at the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Centre.
The Gallery will have a diverse exhibition of almost 20 aircraft, plus a Boeing 747 airliner fuselage that will be the Gallery’s centrepiece. The Gallery’s collection will also include a replica of the Wright Brothers’ 1902 Glider, a Harrier T4 jump-jet and a historic F-100 Super Saber.
“The Los Angeles area has welcomed our airline and it’s an honour to give back to this great community,” said the airline’s Chairman Walter Cho. “Los Angeles was Korean Air’s first U.S. destination, and we are proud to be an integral part of its aviation story and history. This facility will provide learning opportunities and hopefully inspire young people to be more curious about aviation and its impact on society.”