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Collaboration on A-330 SMART MRTT aircraft development

The announcement during "Singapore Airshow" -DATA SHEET

From "Singapore Airshow 2020" (see AVIONEWS). Airbus and Singapore have agreed to collaborate on the development of the A-330 SMART Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). This programme will develop, certify and implement Automatic Air-to-Air refuelling (A3R) capability as well as enhanced maintenance solutions for the A-330 MRTT.

With this collaboration Singapore becomes a key partner for the new automated aerial refueling capabilities. Under the agreement, a RSAF A-330 MRTT will take part in the ongoing development, flight test campaign and final certification programme. The flight test campaign, which has already started, is aiming for certification in 2021.

While development of SMART MRTT capabilities further strengthens Airbus’ reference position and technological edge in the tanker market, the enhanced maintenance solution is designed to improve A-330 MRTT’s availability and overall mission success rate.

The technical data sheet of the A-330MRTT is attached below to this AVIONEWS.

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