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Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:39 pm

Number 5 of the multinational tanker pool has landed at Eindhoven AB. The Dutch-register is T-058.

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This will be the last Dutch registered example, the remainder will be based in Germay.

From the linked article:

One of the 8 aircraft remains available in a medical transport configuration so that there is no delay in converting the aircraft.


This surprised me, although I see the logic behind it of course. How long would it approximately take to convert one aircraft to medical transport? I guess the aircraft itself will be used for refueling training missions?
 
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Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

Wed Sep 01, 2021 12:32 pm

"This will be the last Dutch registered example, the remainder will be based in Germany."

Please note that all 9 (not 8) will be Dutch registered, not just the first 5. For example T-059 (cn 1982) and T-060 (cn 1989) are already in production. Plus several of the delivered ones are already based at Cologne-Bonn. On any given day one can see 1, 2 or even 3 at Cologne-Bonn, typically T-054/055/056. Keep in mind it is a Multinational MRTT Unit so somewhat similar to the C-17s of the Strategic Airlift Capability (with Hungarian serials/roundels) and to lesser extend like NATO's E-3s (with Luxembourg regs/insignia).
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Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

Sat Sep 18, 2021 8:23 am

For the Lockheed LMXT proposal there is a dedicates thread which can be found here:

Lockheed reveals new LMXT refueling tanker
 
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Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:06 pm

Two more A330MRTT for the UAE air force, and upgrade of the existing fleet to the same standard. Delivery starting 2024, announced at the Dubai Air Show.
https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/pres ... -a330-mrtt
 
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Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

Sun Nov 14, 2021 9:12 pm

The contract for three additional A330MRTT for the Spanish air force was signed a few days ago. These are conversions from used aircraft. The intent to acquire these aircraft was announced earlier this year already. The press release is a bit confusing but it appears that these will be delivered (as MRTT, post-conversion) between 2023 and 2025.
https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/pres ... -a330-mrtt
 
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Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:00 am

mxaxai wrote:
The contract for three additional A330MRTT for the Spanish air force was signed a few days ago. These are conversions from used aircraft. The intent to acquire these aircraft was announced earlier this year already. The press release is a bit confusing but it appears that these will be delivered (as MRTT, post-conversion) between 2023 and 2025.
https://www.airbus.com/en/newsroom/pres ... -a330-mrtt


The fact that Airbus is able to convert used aircraft into tankers makes their product more appealing
 
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Re: A330MRTT News, Orders, Production And Testing

Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:54 pm

Any news on the Possible Brazilian purchase of RAF tankers?


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