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Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

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Support the Freighter

Follow the progress of our Bristol Freighter project and play your part in supporting one of the last Type 170s in the world today

 

SUPPORT THE Bristol TYPE 170 Freighter

Aerospace Bristol has launched an urgent appeal for donations in support of our Bristol Freighter project, as we returned one of the last remaining Bristol Type 170 Freighters home to the UK from New Zealand.  

Designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, a total of 214 Freighters, and its passenger variant the Wayfarer, were built and used by airlines and air forces across the world. Sadly, only 11 complete Freighters survive in the world today, and this is the only one to be located in Europe.

once in a lifetime opportunity

She has now completed her journey home to Filton where she will initially be safely stored in the historic Brabazon Hangar, and whilst she won't immediately be ready for public display, we still need your help to support the ongoing Freighter project. 

Please give a kind donation to the Bristol Aero Collection Trust (registered charity no.1010632) today. Everyone who supports the Freighter will receive a downloadable certificate to print at home and those UK-based donors who kindly give £25 or more will receive a free blank card and coaster, shown below, as an extra token of our appreciation. Whether you can give £10, £25, £45 or £100, all donations will be gratefully received and make a real difference. 

One of the last remaining Bristol Type 170 Freighters at Ardmore Field, New Zealand, before Aerospace Bristol returned it home to Filton, but it still needs your support.

One of the last remaining Bristol Type 170 Freighters at Ardmore Field, New Zealand, before Aerospace Bristol returned it home to Filton, but it still needs your support.

Bristol Type 170 coaster

Bristol Type 170 coaster

Bristol Type 170 card - the perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast

Bristol Type 170 card - the perfect gift for any aviation enthusiast

 
 
 

What will you give to help support our bristol freighter project?

£25? £45? £100? A very appropriate £170 for the Type 170? 

Please show your generous support today. Every penny helps and your kind donations really are very much appreciated.

WHERE IS THE FREIGHTER NOW?

**The Freighter made the final leg of her journey into the Brabazon Hangar in Filton on Thursday 4th January where she will be safely stored and its condition assessed by the Aerospace Bristol team**

Though the Freighter will not immediately go on public display, we still need your help, so please give a kind donation to show your support today. 

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Photos of the journey so far...

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Getting ready to move

The Freighter's wings are removed ready for the long journey to Filton 

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The journey begins

Loading the Freighter and its wings on to lorries for transportation from Ardmore Field (Photo credit: Airflow NZ)   

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On the road

The Freighter is transported by road to the Port of Auckland from where it travelled to Singapore by a state of the art Roll on Roll off (RORO) carrier specialising in shipping Project/Breakbulk Cargo

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Ready to depart Singapore

Awaiting departure from Jurong Port, Singapore before connecting to TIGER for her long journey home

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On board Wallenius Wilhelmsen's Tiger vessel bound for Bristol

With thanks to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics - The Bristol Aero Collection Trust’s preferred RORO carrier for transport of aircraft destined for Aerospace Bristol 

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She's nearly here!

The Bristol Freighter arrives into the Bristol Portbury Docks on the morning of 28th December

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On the road..

On the final leg of her journey to Filton

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She's here!

The Freighter made the final leg of her journey into the Brabazon Hangar in Filton

Why not support the wider Aerospace Bristol project too?

Join the Concorde Club or sponsor a theatre seat and help us inspire the next generation of engineers.


Freighter Advent Calendar

If you enjoyed following the Freighter's journey, and taking a sneak peek into our archive, and please donate to support the Freighter project. (© All images courtesy of BAE Systems). Click the images for larger view and full captions.