A330 MRTT

Lockheed, Airbus offer enhanced A330 MRTT tanker for USAF

Lockheed Martin presented the LMXT, a variant of the Airbus A330 MRTT tailored for the US Air Force’s KC-Y program....


NATO multinational tanker fleet receives fifth A330 MRTT

NATO’s Multinational MRTT Fleet receives its fifth A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft....


USAF prepares next stage of tanker fleet modernization with KC-Y tender

With the KC-Y program, the US Air Force intends to acquire between 140 and 160 new tanker planes in support of the current Boeing KC-46A Pegasus....


India plans to lease six A330 MRTT tankers from France

The Indian Air Force plans to lease six A330 MRTT tankers from France for training and operational refueling....


Airbus’ SMART MRTT paves way to autonomous refueling

In a new video, Airbus presented its SMART MRTT program which aims at developing fully autonomous aerial refueling solutions....


Boeing and Airbus to compete again for USAF tanker modernization

The United States Air Force is ready to move forward with the second program aimed at renewing its fleet of aerial refuelers. Formerly known under the codename KC-Y, the competition should once again see Boeing face Airbus in partnership with Lockheed Martin. The many difficulties encountered by Boeing's KC-46A Pegasus, birthed from the previous program, could be a thorn in the Seattle manufacturer’s side....


Airbus to modernize Australian A330 MRTT fleet

Airbus announced that it was awarded two contracts to develop and modernize the communication systems for the A330 MRTT (Multi-Role Tanker Transport) fleet of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)....


Meta Aerospace to fill in for Boeing KC-46 Pegasus deficiencies

Meta Aerospace announced it received the first of four former Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) Boeing KC-135R refueling aircraft it acquired. The private tanker fleet will be used to fill the United States Air Force (USAF) capacity gap caused by the multiple deficiencies and delays of the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus....


France orders three additional Airbus A330 MRTT tankers

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces placed a firm order for a new batch of three A330 MRTT “Phénix” aerial refueling tanker aircraft. The acquisition is part of the €15 billion support plan for the country’s aerospace industry announced in June 2020....


Airbus delivers third A330 MRTT to France four months early

The French Ministry of Armed Forces took delivery of the third Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Phénix on July 10, 2020, four months ahead of the initial schedule....