2008-03-02 - A330 MRTT VAEUnited Arab Emirates orders the A330 MRTT
Airbus-Tanker für die Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate<br /> On 25 February, the United Arab Emirates announced the purchase from EADS, through its Military Transport Aircraft Division, of the A330 MRTT (Multi Role Transport Tanker) as the new air to air refuelling aircraft for the UAE Air Force & Air Defense.
The A330 MRTT shall be fitted with under wings pods and EADS CASA Boom system. Following the contracts signed with the Royal Australian Air Force, Saudi Arabia and after being selected as preferred bidder for the Future Stategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) in the UK, the UAE decision consolidates further the A330 MRTT position as the most advanced and capable air-to-air refuelling aircraft available in the market. The Military Transport Aircraft Division of EADS, responsible for the design and production of the MRTTs, is positioned as the key worldwide supplier in the field of tanking and transport aircraft.