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A330 MRTTs in formation – a Voyager discovery.

This pic comes courtesy of airbus Military and shows a flight of three A330-based multi role tanker transports (MRTT). The lead aircraft, furthest from the camera will join the UK Royal Air Force – rechristened Voyager for the service – the middle aircraft is the original development example which will eventually enter service with the […]

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Airbus Military A330 MRTT FSTA completes first contacts with Tornado

  An Airbus Military A330 MRTT Future Strategic Transport Aircraft (FSTA) for the UK’s Royal Air Force has successfully completed its first contacts with a Tornado fighter. This contact was a dry contact, by day and night, recently during a programme to qualify the Tornado to refuel from the FSTA in operational service. The operation was […]

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Finance ministry worries may scupper India refuelling tankers

The Indian air force’s competition to buy six air-to-air refuelling tankers is in danger of collapsing due to “reservations” by the country’s finance ministry about the bids. Continue reading…   Related story: PICTURE: A330 tanker refuels two aircraft for the first time Aircraft profile: Airbus A330   

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Indian A330 MRTT

  Airbus Military has released images of its A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) in Indian Air Force colours as the contest to supply the country with six additional tankers approaches a conclusion. EADS subsidiary Airbus and Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC) responded to a tanker request for proposals (RFP) in 2007 and industry sources say […]

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