RAF’s newest and largest aircraft to debut at RIAT

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Voyager, an Airbus A330 tanker, is to debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on 16-17 July.

It is the Royal Air Force’s newest, largest longest and widest aircraft in the RAF’s fleet with a wing span of 60 metres.

Visitors to the show will be able to see it on static display and there will be an official naming ceremony to confirm its title, Voyager.

The modified Airbus A330-200 landed at the Ministry of Defence/Qinetiq test centre on 18 April, having been flown from Airbus Military’s Getafe site near Madrid. It is one of two examples to have been converted so far for the RAF under the 14-aircraft FSTA programme with the AirTanker consortium.  Read more….

PICTURES: RAF’s first A330 ‘Voyager’ lands in the UK

More on the A330 Voyager

See more Images of the Day  and see the Paris Air Show image gallery including a takeoff shot of the Lockheed Martin C-130J and the Korean Air A380.  

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