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Fourth A330 arrives at BNE for RAAF MRTT conversion

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 21, 2010
The fourth A330 for KC-30 conversion has arrived in Brisbane. (Airbus Military)

Another ‘green’ A330 has arrived at Qantas Defence Services (QDS) in Brisbane ready for conversion to a KC-30A MRTT for the RAAF.

The aircraft, the fourth of the five on order and the third to be converted at Brisbane, was built as a standard A330-200 by Airbus in Toulouse, and will be substantially modified over a 10 month period into its MRTT form.

The second aircraft to be modified by QDS is nearing completion and is scheduled to receive ‘power-on’ in July, while the first joined the original Airbus modified aircraft in Spain late last year for flight test and certification work.

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The first two KC-30As are due to be delivered to the RAAF by the end of 2010, with the remaining three due by early 2012.

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Fourth A330 arrives at BNE for RAAF MRTT conversion

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 21, 2010
The fourth A330 for KC-30 conversion has arrived in Brisbane. (Airbus Military)

Another ‘green’ A330 has arrived at Qantas Defence Services (QDS) in Brisbane ready for conversion to a KC-30A MRTT for the RAAF.

The aircraft, the fourth of the five on order and the third to be converted at Brisbane, was built as a standard A330-200 by Airbus in Toulouse, and will be substantially modified over a 10 month period into its MRTT form.

The second aircraft to be modified by QDS is nearing completion and is scheduled to receive ‘power-on’ in July, while the first joined the original Airbus modified aircraft in Spain late last year for flight test and certification work.

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The first two KC-30As are due to be delivered to the RAAF by the end of 2010, with the remaining three due by early 2012.

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Fourth A330 arrives at BNE for RAAF MRTT conversion

written by australianaviation.com.au | June 21, 2010
The fourth A330 for KC-30 conversion has arrived in Brisbane. (Airbus Military)

Another ‘green’ A330 has arrived at Qantas Defence Services (QDS) in Brisbane ready for conversion to a KC-30A MRTT for the RAAF.

The aircraft, the fourth of the five on order and the third to be converted at Brisbane, was built as a standard A330-200 by Airbus in Toulouse, and will be substantially modified over a 10 month period into its MRTT form.

The second aircraft to be modified by QDS is nearing completion and is scheduled to receive ‘power-on’ in July, while the first joined the original Airbus modified aircraft in Spain late last year for flight test and certification work.

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The first two KC-30As are due to be delivered to the RAAF by the end of 2010, with the remaining three due by early 2012.

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