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Singapore Airshow 2020: Singapore aims at smarter MRTT refuelling

12th February 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Singapore


On the second day of Singapore Airshow 2020, Airbus and the Singapore government announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of an A330 Smart Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT).

Among the characteristics of a Smart MRTT is automated air-to-air refuelling, plus ‘enhanced maintenance solutions’ to increase availability and mission success rate. Under the latter, ground crews will be able to troubleshoot problems directly from the cockpit.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force ordered six MRTTs from Airbus Defence & Space in 2014, and one aircraft appeared at Singapore Airshow 2020’s static display for the first time.

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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