Royal Saudi Air Force accepts Airbus Military A330 MRTT into fleet

Madrid27 February 2013

Royal Saudi Air Force accepts Airbus Military A330 MRTT into fleet (c) Airbus Military Royal Saudi Air Force accepts Airbus Military A330 MRTT into fleet (c) Airbus Military

The Royal Saudi Air Force has formally inducted into service the Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation tanker/transport aircraft. Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khaled bin Sultan dedicated the aircraft at a ceremony at Riyadh Airbase on 25 February. The aircraft is the first of a batch of three that have now been contractually delivered. Deliveries of a second batch of three which were subsequently ordered will begin at the end of 2014. They will be used to refuel RSAF fighters including the F-15, Typhoon and Tornado. A330 MRTTs have now been delivered to all four current customers – Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK.

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