A Ver­sa­tile So­lu­tion

SP's MAI - - FRONT PAGE - [ By SP’s Cor­re­spon­dent ]

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

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