RSAF begins A330 MRTT flight training
Airbus Military has announced that the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) crews have started flight training on their first A330 MRTT at the Airbus Military Getafe facilities in Spain on 25 October.
The training, carried out with Airbus Military instructors, will allow the crews to qualify for Air Logistic Transport and Air-to-Air Refueling with pods and boom. The training will take place over the next two months.
According to Airbus Military, this training will prepare the first A330 MRTT delivery to the RSAF to take place next month. Next RSAF MRTT aircraft deliveries are scheduled for 2012.
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