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KC-30 emerges from the paintshop

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 15, 2010
The second RAAF KC-30 has emerged from the paintshop. (Airbus Military)

The second RAAF Airbus Military KC-30A tanker-transport has emerged from the paintshop wearing its 33SQN RAAF colours.

This aircraft, the first to have been converted to the tanker configuration from a standard A330-200 airframe with Qantas Defence Services in Brisbane, has been undergoing flight test with Airbus Military in Spain since late last year, alongside the first KC-30, which had undergone its conversion in Spain.

The RAAF has five KC-30As on order, with Airbus Military saying the first two remain on track to be delivered “later this year”.

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