Spanish military certification authority Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Aerospacial (INTA) has awarded military certification to the A330 multirole tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft.

Airbus Military will deliver the first A330 MRTT aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) in the coming weeks.

The certification covers the design and operation of all the military systems added to the aircraft, the basic civil design, the hose and drogue, as well as the all-new aerial refuelling boom system (ARBS).

Equipped with two underwing hose-and-drogue refuelling pods and the ARBS, the A330 MRTT will be operated by 33 Squadron at RAAF Amberley.

The MRTT can also carry 270 passengers in a two-class configuration.

Airbus Military will deliver two MRTTs to the RAAF by the end of 2010.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.