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Airbus delivers first A330 MRTT to NATO Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport Fleet

Airbus has formally delivered the first of eight Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft ordered by the NATO Multinational MRTT Fleet (MMF) after a ceremony held at the Airbus Getafe site in Spain. The officialacceptance of this first aircraft marks a decisive milestone towards the entry intoservice of this multinational unit formed by the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Germany, Belgium and the Czech Republic.  The aircraft will take off tomorrow towards its Main Operating Base located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The MMF fleet will also operate from a second location, the Forward Operating Base in Cologne, Germany.  Dirk Hoke, Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space, said: “The NATO MMF programme perfectly represents the future of defence cooperation and shows thetrue success of the pooling and sharing concept. As a trusted partner for the armedforces, Airbus is extremely proud to see its A330 MRTT …

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Airbus to upgrade training capabilities of German Eurofighter pilots

Airbus, acting as the main contractor within the industrial Pilot Synthetic Training System (PSTS) consortium, has been awarded two contracts to extend the Eurofighter PSTS at the Main Operating Base (MOB) in Laage and introduce state-of-the-art simulator cockpits at all Eurofighter MOBs in Germany. The first contract includes the upgrade of existing …

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Airbus launches seven new SmartForce services for military customers

Airbus has launched seven new products for military customers under its digital support services offering SmartForce. With these additions, Airbus expands the SmartForce offering by allowing customers to select the services that best fit the specific requirements of their fleets and aircraft mix. This helps improve availability and mission readiness …

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Airbus certifies A400M Cargo Hold Tanks refueling unit

Airbus has successfully completed the certification flight tests for the A400M Cargo Hold Tanks (CHT) refueling unit, taking a new step towards the full certification of the aircraft for air-to-air refueling operations as a tanker.   The campaign, performed together with the Spanish Air Force Test Centre (CLAEX), featured a …

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Airbus and Singapore to co-develop digital services for military aircraft

Airbus and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) have agreed details of the first initiative under their recently announced digital technology collaboration([1]) – the development of 3D-printing of spare parts to be initially trialled on Singapore’s new fleet of A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330-MRTT) aircraft. Under the terms …

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Airbus and Dassault Aviation join forces on Future Combat Air System

· Landmark agreement to develop and produce Europe’s next generation combat aircraft ·  Fosters European high-tech leadership in the military aviation sector for decades to come · Future Combat Air System to be developed as a system of systems, including unmanned aerial vehicles, connectivity and secure communications · Next generation fighter aircraft to complement …

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