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Voyager poised to take on Falklands air bridge

02 October 2013

The Airbus Military A330-200 Voyager tanker-transport aircraft will take over the UK's Falkland Islands air bridge in the coming days, operator AirTanker disclosed on 1 October.

The consortium is scheduled to pick up the trans-Atlantic route from the Royal Air Force (RAF) operated Lockheed L-1011 TriStar later in October. In July it was announced that the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had given AirTanker the Extended Twin (Engine) Operations (ETOPs) clearance necessary to operate the aircraft at the extended ranges required to fulfil this mission.

As a civil registered aircraft, Voyager 02 recently received a new corporate livery to replace the type's usual military markings. (Crown Copyright)As a civil registered aircraft, Voyager 02 recently received a new corporate livery to replace the type's usual military markings. (Crown Copyright)

In its transport capacity Voyager is able to carry up to 291 passengers and up to 8 NATO pallets (to a combined total of up to 43 tonnes).



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