2008-01-06 - Airbus tanker SaudiSaudi Arabia to acquire A330 MRTT
Tankerauftrag aus Saudi-Arabien<br /> The Saudi MODA has decided the acquisition of the A330 MRTT as the new air-to-air refuelling aircraft for its Royal Saudi Air Force as a result of the competition process started in early 2006.
Following the contract signed with the Royal Australian Air Force, and after being nominated preferred bidder for the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) in the UK and selected by the UAE Air Force and Air Defence, the Saudi decision consolidates the A330 MRTT position as the most advanced and capable air to air refuelling aircraft in the market. EADS CASA, responsible for the design and production of the MRTTs, is positioned as a key worldwide supplier in the field of tanking and transport aircraft. This order is for three (3) aircraft, equipped with under-wing pods and the EADS CASA Advanced Refuelling Boom System.