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New improved A330 MRTT makes successful maiden flight

Posted 4 October 2016 · Add Comment

Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed the maiden flight of the first new standard A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport.

This model incorporates a number of enhancements introduced on the basic A330 as well as upgraded military systems as part of a continuous product improvement programme.

The three-hour flight took place on 30 September and the crew reported that the aircraft performed in line with expectations.

The new standard A330 MRTT features structural modifications, aerodynamic improvements giving a fuel-burn reduction of up to 1%, upgraded avionics computers and enhanced military systems.

First delivery is due in 2018. A total of 51 A330 MRTTs have been ordered by 10 nations of which 28 have been delivered.

 

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