This morning the Royal International Air Tattoo has announced its first aircraft participants for the 2012. RIAT have taken the unusual step of giving its participants pages a complete make over showing confirmed aircraft as well as invited countries as well as further information such as Frequently Asked Questions on the process of securing participation.

The new-look aircraft pages can be found here.

The first confirmed participants for 2012 are as follows:

Brazilian Air Force

  • Lockheed C-130H Hercules (S)

French Army Aviation

  • SOCATA TBM-700 (F)
  • SOCATA TBM-700 (S)

Hungarian Air Force

  • Antonov An-26 Curl (S)

Latvian Air Force

  • Mil Mi-17 Hip (S)

Polish Navy

  • Mil Mi-14 Haze (S)
  • Antonov An-28/PZL M28 (S)