A330 mrtt update 2012


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A330 MRTT Update 2012

These slides were presented during the Trade Media 2012 event held at Madrid, Spain and Toulouse, France in May 2012.

The slides were prepared for presentation by Antonio Caramazana, VP, Head of Airbus Military Derivatives, but he was on travel and not available to give the briefing.

In his stead, Francisco Carrasco, Director RSAF MRTT Program provided the briefing and answered questions.

The briefing provides an overview on the tanker and the status with the launch customers. The non-U.S. market of course is dominated by the A330 MRTT tanker.

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A330 mrtt update 2012

  2. 2. A330 MRTT Capability • Universal Aerial Under-wing Pods Refuelling Receptacle Air Refuelling Cobham 905E Slipway Installation Console (UARRSI) FuelAerial 2Refuelling Boom Página 2 Página Fuselage Refuelling Unit System (FRU) Enhanced Vision System (ARBS) AMCM0034/02/2010 Cobham 805E
  3. 3. A330 MRTT – Australia: KC-30A• Total order: 5 • MRTT #3 aircraft delivered May 2011 • MRTT #2 aircraft delivered June 2011 • MRTT #4 aircraft delivered Oct 2011 • MRTT #1 aircraft delivered Dec 2011 and retained at AIM for boom enhancement program • MRTT #5 in final stages of conversion at Qantas. Ferry flight to Getafe in June 2012 (to support MRTT #1 the Boom enhancement program, which is to develop increased HMI functionality to comply with Australian requirements) and delivery planned Oct 2012.• Configuration: • ARBS • 2 under-wing pods • UARRSI & Defensive Aids Suite • GE engines • 270 passengers in 2-class configuration (30+240).
  4. 4. Operational Experience: Australia• 3 A330 MRTT deployed at Amberley Air Force Base • AAR training sorties • Operational clearance with RAAF F-18 Hornets to be achieved during 2012 • Focus on operational aircrew and ground crew training and initial operational evaluation • Practical flight training and ALS missions
  5. 5. A330 FSTA United Kingdom (“Voyager”) •Total order: 14 • First aircraft delivered on 22 Dec 2011. Release To Service achieved on 6 Apr 2012 and under an intensive training flight campaign. • Second aircraft (Fuselage Refuelling Unit - FRU - prototype) undergoing certification and qualification and also being used for Tornado and Typhoon clearance programs • No 3 and No 4 in conversion at Cobham UK • No 5 to enter in conversion at Getafe in May 2012 • Configuration: • 2 under-wing pods • 1 FRU (on five aircraft) • Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) • RR engines • 291 passengers in a single-class • Medevac capability.
  6. 6. FSTA: RAF receiver clearance tests• Clearance tests for Tornado and Typhoon ongoing• Clearance of Tornado • Ground compatibility tests performed in May 2011 • Flight tests in progress• Clearance of Typhoon • Ground compatibility tests performed in Nov 2011 • Flight tests in progress
  7. 7. Voyager Entry Into Service• First in-service flight 6 Apr 2012• Flown virtually every day since EIS• Focus on aircrew training and air transport operations• Start of AAR aircrew training planned for Aug 2012
  8. 8. A330 MRTT – Saudi Arabia•• Total order: 6 • First aircraft delivered in Nov 2011 and retained by AIM for aircrew practical training • Second aircraft in painting leading to delivery in Jul 2012 • Third aircraft in final stages of conversion and delivery in Dec 2012 • Remaining three to be delivered by 2014-2016 timeframe TBC• Configuration: • ARBS • 2 under-wing pods • UARRSI • GE engines • 266 passengers in 2-class configuration (30+236).
  9. 9. A330 MRTT – Saudi Arabia• RSAF 01 acceptance testing completed• RSAF first aircrew training completed• RSAF second aircrew training in process together with RSAF 02 delivery
  10. 10. A330 MRTT – United Arab EmiratesTotal order: 3 • First aircraft deployed to UAE in Mar-Apr 2012 for conducting Initial Operational Evaluation with Mirage 2000 / F-16 receivers. It is retained for conducting practical flight training of UAE aircrews • Second aircraft in final stages prior to delivery in Sep 2012 • Third aircraft in conversion leading to delivery in Dec 2012• Configuration: • ARBS • 2 under-wing pods • UARRSI • RR engines • 256 passengers in 2-class configuration (16+240).
  11. 11. UAE: Initial Operating Test &Evaluation• IOT&E testing at Abu Dhabi completed Mar-Apr 2012 • Day and night operational testing • F-16 • Mirage 2000 • Specific UAE avionics
  12. 12. Expanding operational experience• Continuously expanding operational capabilities and technologies• Multiple A330 MRTT operations (mission avionics coordination & Enhanced Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance System - ETCAS)• FRU testing with A400M and FSTA
  13. 13. Conclusion• A330 MRTT in service with two of the world’s leading air forces• Exhibiting very high reliability and setting new standards in troop comfort• Advancing rapidly towards full AAR capability• Already benefitting from operational enhancements The A330 MRTT - redefining air-to-air refuelling in the 21st Century
  14. 14.  2011 AIRBUS. Todos los derechos reservados. Documento confidencial. Este documento y toda la información contenida en el mismo es propiedad exclusiva de AIRBUS. La entrega de este documento o la divulgación de su contenido no otorga ningún derecho de propiedad intelectual a su receptor. Tampoco podrá ser reproducido o desvelado a terceros sin el consentimiento expreso por escrito de AIRBUS. Ni este documento ni su contenido podrán ser utilizados con otro fin que no sea aquél para el que han sido entregados. Las manifestaciones expresadas en este documento no constituyen una oferta comercial. Están basadas en las premisas mencionadas en el mismo y han sido realizadas de buena fe. Para cualquier aclaración dirigirse a AIRBUS. AIRBUS Y AIRBUS MILITARY, sus logotipos y los modelos A300, A310, A318, A319, A320, A321, A330, A340, A350, A380, A400M, A330MRTT, C212, C295 y CN235 son marcas registradas.Page 14
  15. 15. Thank you