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PICTURE: Airbus A330 MRTT tanker flies in RAAF colours

Airbus has flown the first A330 MRTT for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in the service's colours.

A330MRTT

Source: French Frogs Airslides

The RAAF has ordered five of the A330-200-based aircraft and the first is due to be delivered shortly to EADS Casa for modification to the tanker role. The refeuelling boom system has separately been flight-tested on an A310. 

Following acceptance testing, the type is due in service by late 2009.

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