The A330 MRTT is certified for Royal Australian Air Force operations

26 February 2013 News in brief

The Australian Department of Defence has declared initial operating capability (IOC) for its A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport, which is designated the KC-30A in service with the Royal Australian Air Force. This announcement was made today at the Australian International Airshow, and it reinforces the fact that Airbus Military’s A330 MRTT is the world’s only certified and flying new-generation tanker/transport. Australia has received all of its MRTTs on order, with the fifth and final aircraft delivered during November 2012. (Photo credit: Andrew Mclaughlin)