A growing fleet of A330 MRTTs in service worldwide
A330 MRTTs also play a vital airlift role – transporting troops and supplies, performing aeromedical evacuation (MedEvac) duties, as well delivering material during humanitarian flights and for disaster relief. The aircraft has a maximum payload of up to 45 tonnes, carrying passengers on the main deck and cargo in the lower deck.
Another utilisation is the deployment of fighter aircraft over long distances. The A330 MRTT can accompany four fighter aircraft while carrying 50 personnel and 12 tonnes of freight (spare parts, equipment and luggage) in direct flights over 5,200 km.
To date, A330 MRTTs have been ordered by 12 customers, with 31 aircraft currently in operation. The global fleet of Airbus Multi-role Tanker Transports have logged a total of more than 170k flight hours since the first aircraft was delivered in 2011.
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