In this paper we report on the development and characterisation of an industrial computed tomography (ICT) system to image larger aerospace components and assemblies with sizes up to &1000 mm, 10 m height and 2000 kg weight. The system consists of a 450 kV X-ray source, a linear detector array and a 6-axes computer numerical control (CNC) object manipulator. Mechanical as well as radiographic alignments were carried out to achieve 10 μm accuracy in mechanical motion of the objects under study. Rotate-only and translate-rotate scanning geometries were implemented for different sizes of object. Bi-directional scanning was implemented in translate-rotate geometry to reduce the scanning time by half. Corrections for centre of rotation error, ring artifacts, streak artifacts, unequal ray spacing error and cupping (beam-hardening) artifacts are implemented. A filtered back projection (FBP) algorithm is implemented for image reconstruction. The modulation transfer function (MTF) of the system is estimated using a 160 mm-diameter Perspex cylinder The system resolution is found to be 350 μm. Details on the scanning of a few components are presented. 3D isovalue surface generation is implemented as an additional feature to aid better defect evaluation.