Innovative aviation company, 2Excel Aviation, has been welcomed as partner by the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) ahead of this year’s show.

The company’s aircraft will be on display in July at RAF Fairford.

Air Marshal Phil Osborn, Chair of the RAF Charitable Trust, RIAT’s organising body, visited Sywell Aerodrome to meet with Scott Loughran, 2Excel’s Commercial Director, to officially induct the company into the RIAT family.

Scott has a history with RIAT. He was the RAF’s Typhoon Display pilot in both 2009 and 2012. He won the award from the organisers for ‘Best Solo Display’ in 2012. Ten years on, he’ll be revisiting as a corporate supporter.

Scott said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being a participant at RIAT, it is an excellent showcase of military capability. 2Excel is delighted to be working with the RAF Charitable Trust team and contributing to what will be a fantastic event.

Air Marshal Phil Osborn said: “The aviation community have watched 2Excel with great admiration over the last few years and we are therefore excited to welcome them to RIAT22. Their dynamism, drive and versatility match perfectly the spirit of RIAT. Their ethos also aligns perfectly with the RAF Charitable Trust, which seeks to inspire young people to achieve their potential in air, space and technology.

Sywell Aerodrome is the home of 2Excel, and the base of The Blades, the world’s only aerobatic airline, and whose pilots are all former Red Arrows. The team made its debut appearance at RIAT 2019 and will be flying in on the show’s opening day, Friday 15th July.