Update on Lancaster KB882

News Article / October 5, 2017

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By Joanna Calder

Lancaster KB882 has arrived at its new home!

KB882’s fuselage, engines and propellers arrived at the National Air Force Museum at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario, on October 4, 2017, with the wing structures having arrived the previous week. The tail is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. The aircraft was transported by flatbed truck from Edmundston, New Brunswick, where it has been a landmark at the airport for more than 50 years.

The work to dismantle KB882, which was carried out around the clock in 12-hour shifts by military and civilian technicians from the RCAF’s Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron (ATESS) and the National Air Force Museum of Canada, took much less time than expected. The original target for arrival at the museum was the end of October.

KB882 will now spend several years being fully restored, with April 1, 2024, being the target date for its unveiling – to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Read the article about the transfer of ownership of KB882 from the City of Edmundston to the museum, which occurred on September 20, 2017, to learn more about this iconic aircraft and its future.

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