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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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