A330 MRTT conversion for UAE tanker under way at Airbus
Work is now well underway on the first Airbus Military A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), meaning that aircraft for all four current MRTT customers are in conversion.
The latest aircraft to begin the process is the first of three for the UAE which will all be completed by Airbus Military. They are configured with Airbus Military´s advanced Aerial Refuelling Boom System (ARBS) and two underwing hose-and-drogue refuelling pods.
This aircraft joins those for Australia, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom, which are already under conversion in Spain. Altogether five MRTTs are now undergoing conversion, and two are flying and in final certification testing.