Airbus A330 MRTT Voyager military tanker/transport has made its service debut with the Royal Air Force. The modified Airbus widebody took off for its first operational service flight from RAF Brize Norton on April 8, to familiarise a RAF crew with the aircraft as part of the training programme.
The Voyager is going to replace the RAF's aged Lockheed TriStar and Vickers VC10 aircraft currently in service. Itt is equipped with Cobham 905E under-wing hose and drogue refuelling pods. The consortium AirTanker Services will deliver 14 of the aircraft and provide operational support. All 14 aircraft must be delivered by 2016. (Photo: AirTanker Services)
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