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A330MRTT (Airbus, Europe)

The A330 Multi-Role Transport Tanker aircraft has been designed on basics of the commercial A330-200 wide-body aircraft. It has been purchased by the United-Kingdom under their program called Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft. In 2004 the Royal Australian Air Force ordered 5 aircraft. Later, Airbus received orders from the United Arabian Emirates and Saudi-Arabia. In March 2008 the British Air Force ordered 14 A330MRTT aircraft.

The A330MRTT is in service by countries like:

0. Total
1. Australia

2. France
4. India
5. Qatar
6. Saudi-Arabia
7. Singapore
8. United Arabian Emirates
9. United Kingdom

0. Total

Operator Ordered First delivery Last delivery
Australia 5 2011 2012
France 12 2018 (planned)  
India 6    
Qatar 2    
Saudi-Arabia 6 2013  
Singapore 6    
UAE 3 2013 2013
UK 14 2011  

1. Australia
The first A330MRTT was delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force on June 1st 2011.

4. India
India is in the negotiation for ordering 6 A330MRTT's aircraft for its air force.

KC-30 / KC-45
The A330MRTT, designated as KC-30 was offered by Northrop Grumman and EADS to the US Air Force as successor of the current KC-135 Stratotanker fleet. With a possibl
e order for 179 tankers it was one of the largest competition in the US Air Force history. The competitor is Boeing which offers the Boeing KC-767 Advanced tanker. Northrop-Grumman and EADS won the contract on February 29th, 2008.

The KC-45 differs from the European A330MRTT in that it will be made for 60% by US companies. The engines will be made by General Electric. The aircraft will be build on a new plant in the United States.

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RAAF with F-16    
RSAF A330MRTT with RSAF F-15 and Eurofighter
UAEAF A330MRTT with UAEAF Mirage 2000
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Last updated: 10 May 2015