A Versatile Solution
A330 MRTT is not only a Tanker but it’s a multi-role machine, claims Anil Gupta of Airbus Defence & Space, India operations. Airbus Defence & Space is the new brand which has been created out of the merger of Cassidian, Airbus Military and Astrium. It is further claimed that the A330 MRTT is the most capable Tanker/Transporter currently available as of today. A330 can perform simultaneously three different types of missions:
Aerial refuelling (tanker role), passenger and/or Freight transport, and/or Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).
Also, its tank capacity is sufficient enough to supply the required fuel volume thereby no need of additional reserves. The company claims that there is no major structural modification required to carry more passengers and more freight. Hence the aircraft stands out above than any of its competitors.
Anil Gupta Airbus Defence & Space, India operations