The A330 MRTT is the most capable Tanker/ Transporter currently available. It carries more passengers and more freight than any competitor whilst concurrently performing its refueling mission. Also, its tank capacity is sufficient to supply the required fuel quantities without the need for any additional reservoirs.
Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom – the first time in the world that this has been done.;_LINE_TERMINATEDFor more info: http://bit.ly/2qmeiRm
AIRBUS Press Release Military Aircraft 25092017 ES
Madrid, 7 September 2017 - Airbus Defence and Space has today successfully completed the maiden flight of the first A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport for France. The aircraft, which will be known in French service as Phénix, is the first of nine ordered by the French Defence Procurement Agency DGA, plus another three expected to be confirmed.
Madrid, le 7 septembre 2017 - Airbus Defence and Space a fait voler, pour la première fois, aujourd’hui le premier A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) destiné à la France. L’appareil qui sera mis en service en France sous le nom de Phénix est le premier des neuf modèles commandés par la Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), qui devrait encore confirmer trois avions supplémentaires.