Sunday, March 12, 2017

Australian International Air Show 2017 - RAAF Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A (MRTT) A39-001

The Airbus A330-200 / KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) is an aerial refuelling tanker based on the civilian Airbus A330-200 and operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). With five examples currently in service, the procurement of two additional airframes to boost the fleet is currently underway.

Other air forces that have ordered the Airbus MRTT include France, Royal Air Force, United Arab Emirates Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force and Republic of Singapore Air Force.

The A330-200 / KC-30A's operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) are equipped with both an Aerial Refuelling Boom System (ARBS) and two Cobham 905E under-wing refuelling pods, are powered by a pair of General Electric CF6-80E engines, and maintained by Squadron No.33 at RAAF Base Amberley.