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A310 MRTT  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 6
Also Known As: Multi Role Tanker Transport
Origin: Germany
Corporations: Airbus Group
Parent System: MRTT
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: 66
Family Members: A330 MRTT and KC-45A
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Description: The Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft is a derivative of the proven A310-300 and A330-200 airliners modified to perform air refueling and transport missions. The A310 MRTT is a two points tanker for refueling by means of the hose-and-drogue and/or boom systems mounted on under wing pylons. It operates with a crew of two pilots and a single refueling operator/load master. In addition, A310 MRTT can be configured with both cargo and passengers.

The A310 MRTT aircraft has been ordered by Germany, which will receive four aircraft, and Canada, which will receive two aircraft. Three of these aircraft will undergo conversion work at EADS' Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) facility in Dresden, Germany, while conversion work on the other three aircraft will be performed at Lufthansa Technik (LHT) in Hamburg, Germany. The first in-flight refueling performed by an Airbus aircraft (A310 MRTT) occurred in July 2004 as part of the certification process. EADS' Advanced Refueling Boom System (ARBS) utilizing the latest fly-by-wire technology will be tested on the A310 test aircraft in 2005.

On September 29, 2004, the first two A310 MRTT were handed over to the German Air Force and the Canadian Air Force during a ceremony at Dresden Germany. In addition to passenger and cargo transport, these aircraft will conduct in-flight refueling of military aircraft such as Tornado, Eurofighter and F/A-18.

A310 MRTT Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 214
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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A310 MRTT News

There are 13 news between
26 Jan 2004 and 12 Jul 2018
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Thursday, July 12, 2018Airbus KC-30 and A310 MRTT Perform First Ever Automatic Air-to-Air Refueling Contact
Tuesday, May 9, 2017Airbus Successfully Completes Automatic Air-to-Air Refuelling Contact
Wednesday, April 15, 2009Airbus Integrates MTAD as Airbus Military to Manage All Military Activities
Wednesday, October 29, 2008Eurofighter Enters Air-to-Air Refuelling Certification Campaign from Airbus A310 MRTT Tanker
Wednesday, July 23, 2008EADS Air Refueling Boom System Demonstrated on French E-3 AWACS Aircraft
Tuesday, March 4, 2008EADS MTA Successfully Performs First in-flight Wet Contact of Air Refuelling Boom System
Monday, January 28, 2008RAAF A330 MRTT Flight Test Program Progresses at a Fast Pace
Wednesday, July 4, 2007EADS Completes First Ground Test of its Air Refuelling Boom System
Wednesday, April 26, 2006Australian Tanker Aircraft Achieves Key Milestone
Monday, February 28, 2005AirTanker Formally Selected Preferred Bidder for FSTA Program

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