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What Can Be The Future For Two Stored A330's?  
User currently offlinewimdemeester From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4405 times:

MSN numbers 871 and 925 (KC-45D version) are apparently in long-time storage for several years. My question is whether there will be any future use for these frames? Can they be rebuilt/ modified or adapted to specific customer demand?
What can be the reason for a very popular type of aircraft like the 330 sitting there unused?
Who is in the know?

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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4251 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 3826 times:

A civilian company like Omega Aerial Refueling Service, could buy them for Government refueling contracts.

User currently offlinescbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 15373 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3416 times:
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Quoting wimdemeester (Thread starter):
MSN numbers 871 and 925 (KC-45D version)

I suspect they'll both end up as MRTT tankers for other customers.

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User currently offliner2rho From Spain, joined Feb 2007, 3566 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

Indeed those were the two demonstrators built for the KC-45 (and therefore would belong more in the military forum with a more accurate title).

I believe MSN925 (SDD2) is mostly a green frame and did not undergo much conversion work, I'm surprised it's still sitting around instead of being completed as pax aircraft. Could be a candidate for a P2F conversion program?

MSN871 (SDD1) OTOH had already undergone (cargo) conversion work at EFW, and not sure how far (if at all) the installation of military equipment in Getafe got. I'm surprised work on it hasn't restarted as a tanker for RAAF / RAF / RSAF once the KC-46 program was cancelled.

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