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Royal Saudi Air Force accepts Airbus Military A330 MRTT into fleet
[February 27, 2013]

Royal Saudi Air Force accepts Airbus Military A330 MRTT into fleet

Feb 27, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- The Royal Saudi Air Force has formally inducted into service the Airbus Military A330 MRTT new generation tanker/transport aircraft. Deputy Minister of Defense Prince Khaled bin Sultan dedicated the aircraft at a ceremony at Riyadh Airbase on 25 February. The aircraft is the first of a batch of three that have now been contractually delivered. Deliveries of a second batch of three which were subsequently ordered will begin at the end of 2014. They will be used to refuel RSAF fighters including the F-15, Typhoon and Tornado. A330 MRTTs have now been delivered to all four current customers -- Australia, Saudi Arabia, UAE and UK.

The picture can be downloaded in high resolution from this link: http://bit.ly/13mFPj4 Contacts for the media: Jaime Perez-Guerra Head of Communications EADS Spain/ Airbus Operations (Spain)/ Airbus Military Tel.: +34 91 5 85 59 00 Fax: +34 91 5 85 74 35 E-mail: jaime.perezguerra@military.airbus.com Maggie Bergsma Head of Media Relations Airbus Military/ EADS Spain / Airbus (Spain) Tel.: +34 91 5 85 76 07 Fax: +34 91 5 85 74 35 ((M2 Communications disclaims all liability for information provided within M2 PressWIRE. Data supplied by named party/parties. Further information on M2 PressWIRE can be obtained at http://www.presswire.net on the world wide web. Inquiries to info@m2.com.

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