Following on from its look at an interim Service Inquiry report which revealed the cause of a Royal Air Force-operated Airbus A330 Voyager tanker/transport incident earlier this year, our defence blog The DEW Line bids farewell to the service’s last TriStar – or “Timmy”, as the 216 Sqn type headed for the breaker’s yard. “As you’d expect of an old aircraft, the TriStar broke down sometimes, but it was a workhorse for the service right to the end. And certainly some out there will be sad to see it go,” writes Craig Hoyle, who was along as the type bowed out. But it was an altogether happier occasion over on the Ariel View blog, where Arie Egozi reported about a five-year deal for Israel Aerospace Industries’ Bedek unit, under which it will deliver MRO services for Boeing 767s flown by Air Canada. “This contract made many people at the Bedek division smile,” he says.
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