Netherlands-led NATO future Airbus A330 tanker fleet

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Re: Netherlands-led NATO future Airbus A330 tanker fleet

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Re: Netherlands-led NATO future Airbus A330 tanker fleet

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Why the 2nd A330 and not the first T-054?
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Because by that date T-054 was at LEMD passing a maintenance check (C Check I think), today she's having a test flight on her way back to Getafe.
Both of them look ready for delivery.
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Is the delivery of the first plane planned on 30th June?
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Belgaviation wrote:Is the delivery of the first plane planned on 30th June?
All mentioned dates are all rumors. Some say tomorrow, other Friday and another next Tuesday.. One thing for sure is that they will not announce a date to avoid the crowd because of covid-19. You need to keep an eye on the radar by yourself if you want to catch the delivery flight.
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Eert wrote:One thing for sure is that they will not announce a date to avoid the crowd because of covid-19
Then they better plan the arrival at 23:00 or even later. :D
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Just in case, an only if I get info about delivery flights, I will post it here ASAP, but ...
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https://twitter.com/MennoSwart/status/1 ... 0577914881
T-055 ready for Eindhoven!
If all goes as planned: ferry flight 1st MRTT tanker for MMF to The Netherlands on 30.06.2020
Today: contractual acceptance and transfer of title
https://twitter.com/MennoSwart/status/1 ... 0577914881
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The aircraft will take off tomorrow towards its Main Operating Base located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-r ... fleet.html
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around 12:00 UTC T-055 will be landing at Eindhoven, flying now.
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joseluiscel wrote:around 12:00 UTC T-055 will be landing at Eindhoven, flying now.
Thanks for the heads-up! Image

The local thread
viewtopic.php?f=73&t=152057
has today's updates regarding T-055 :)
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joseluiscel wrote:around 12:00 UTC T-055 will be landing at Eindhoven, flying now.
13.18 BST MMF61 approaching French/Belgium border just started his descent .
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Leaving Getafe (LEGT) today:
ImageDutch MMF T-055 by José Luis Celada Euba, en Flickr
ImageDutch MMF T-055 by José Luis Celada Euba, en Flickr
T-054 may follow shortly
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Nice!!
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Good news, third Dutch MMF is already converted and had the first test flight yesterday. Still in primer paint and wearing MRTT056 and M3 marks.
ImageThird Dutch MMF by José Luis Celada Euba, en Flickr
ImageThird Dutch MMF by José Luis Celada Euba, en Flickr
ImageThird Dutch MMF by José Luis Celada Euba, en Flickr

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