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2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:37 pm

According to AFP news agency, the French Ministry of defense has announced today the order of two A330 tankers by the Saudi AF.
Good for Airbus.
 
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:47 pm

Saudi Arabia Buys 2 A330-MRTTs (by LHStarAlliance Feb 12 2007 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:14 pm

Why? They have 4 barely used KE-3a's come to think about they some hardley used E-3A's.
I would help you but it is not in the contract
 
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:57 am

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 1):
Saudi Arabia Buys 2 A330-MRTTs (by LHStarAlliance Feb 12 2007 in Military Aviation & Space Flight)

I did a search before posting, but I did it on the military forum while your post was still on the civil one.
 
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:38 am

Big version: Width: 800 Height: 536 File size: 49kb
Here is what they use now , only flown on Sundays by a little old Shiek from Al Kharj . In the background it appears that this pic was taken at Prince Sultan AB
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:54 am

According to this Reuters article, the champagne corks popped too soon:

France flip-flops over Saudi air tanker deal
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".
 
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Tue Feb 13, 2007 5:28 pm

Quoting Lumberton (Reply 5):
According to this Reuters article, the champagne corks popped too soon:

France flip-flops over Saudi air tanker deal

Quite right. Morons!
 
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Tue Feb 13, 2007 6:59 pm

Quoting Venus6971 (Reply 2):
Why? They have 4 barely used KE-3a's come to think about they some hardley used E-3A's.

New tankers for the RSAF makes no sense. The KE-3s they already have are only about 18 years old, and they don't use those to often.

Quoting Breiz (Reply 6):
Quoting Lumberton (Reply 5):
According to this Reuters article, the champagne corks popped too soon:

France flip-flops over Saudi air tanker deal

Quite right. Morons!

Now, a misstep like this makes even less sense. Timing means a lot to the Saudis, if they were not ready to announce a buy of 2 A-330MRTTs, they may just walk away from the deal. This could be a major imbarassment to them, and their image with the US.
 
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:12 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 7):
Now, a misstep like this makes even less sense. Timing means a lot to the Saudis, if they were not ready to announce a buy of 2 A-330MRTTs, they may just walk away from the deal. This could be a major imbarassment to them, and their image with the US.

That info has been floating around for several weeks now, I can remember to have read something about this in early December IIRC. Talk has always been about two or three A330 MRTT, so the press report now is not really this surprising.
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:01 pm

Quoting Flying-Tiger (Reply 8):
That info has been floating around for several weeks now, I can remember to have read something about this in early December IIRC. Talk has always been about two or three A330 MRTT, so the press report now is not really this surprising.

I had not heard that. Was it only reported in the EU? It could have been as a 2 airplane buy, even for military aircraft is not real big news. At least not as big as Anna Nichol Smith dieing and Senator Obama announcing he is running for the POTUS (God help us, Presidential campaines were very painful when they only ran for a year, this one will run for 2 years).

After all, ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, CBC, CNN, MSNBC, and FoxNews know what is real news.  Confused
 
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:32 pm

http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/contracts_intent/?offset=50

A bit lower there, under "The 2006 Saudi Shopping Spree: More Helicopters from Eurocopter" you find a short hint about the upcoming order.
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RE: 2 A330 Tankers For Saudi AF

Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:40 pm

Quoting Flying-Tiger (Reply 10):
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/contracts_intent/?offset=50

A bit lower there, under "The 2006 Saudi Shopping Spree: More Helicopters from Eurocopter" you find a short hint about the upcoming order.

Thank you, Flying-Tiger.

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