September 11 2017
Airbus Defence and Space has announced the maiden flight of the first of nine A330 multi-role tanker transports (MRTT) for the French air force.
The initial flight on Sept. 7 lasted for 3 hours and 25 minutes. The aircraft performed as expected, the company said.
The aircraft, designated Phenix in French service, is in the latest A330 MRTT configuration, with structural modifications, aerodynamic improvements for reduced fuel-burn, upgraded avionics computers and enhanced...
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