France has ordered additional eight A330 Multi-role Tanker Transport Aircraft from Airbus.
The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has placed the order. The first A330 MRTT will be delivered in 2018, second in 2019 and the remaining at a rate of one or two per year, Airbus Defense and Space said in a statement Tuesday.
The aircraft constitute the second tranche of the multi-year contract for 12 A330 MRTTs signed by the French Ministry of Defence in November 2014 and bring the total firm order to nine. The remaining three are scheduled to be confirmed in 2018, permitting deliveries of the 12 aircraft before 2025.
In French service the A330 MRTT will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines and equipped with a combination of the Airbus Refuelling Boom System and underwing hose-and-drogue refuelling pods.
It will also be possible to configure them in a variety of layouts carrying up to 271 passengers as well as medevac arrangements including the French MORPHEE intensive care module carrying up to ten patients as well as 88 passengers.
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Thales announced today that it has been awarded contract for its new TopShield-400 Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna system (CRPA) for the future French Tanker. Thales will provide Airbus Defense & Space with its new GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) Controlled Reception Pattern Antenna system TopShield-400 to equip the 12 MRTTs (multi-role transport tanker) ordered by the French Procurement Agency (DGA)
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Airbus Defence and Space has placed an order for the development and provision of a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) to support the training of crews on the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport. The contract, signed with Indra of Spain, covers the installation at the Airbus Defence and Space International Training Centre in Seville of a Level D FFS, which is certified to qualify pilots on the A330 MRTT with zero flight time in the real aircraft
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