Singapore confirms delivery of first Airbus A330 MRTT

20 August 2018

Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) has confirmed with Jane’s that the first Airbus A330-200 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft ordered for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has arrived in the country.

The aircraft arrived on 14 August, and will make its first appearance at the RSAF50 Parade on 1 September, said a MINDEF representative on 18 August. The airframe is the first in a contract for six aircraft that was confirmed by Airbus in 2014.

“The A330 MRTTs will replace the ageing KC-135R aerial tankers, which were acquired second-hand from the United States Air Force in 1997”, said the MINDEF representative.

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