A39-001. Airbus A330-243MRTT. c/n 747.


 

Ordered new by Australian Government for the Royal Australian Air Force

Contract to convert five Airbus A330 airframes for the R.A.A.F. signed - December 20, 2004

Rolled off the production line at Toulouse as F-WWYI

This was the first Airbus A330MRTT (Multi Role Transport Tanker) to be built by Airbus Industries

First flown as F-WWYI in primer - March 30, 2006

Powered by International General Electric CF6-80E1A4 engines

Rolled out at Toulouse as F-WWYI in the standard R.A.A.F. livery - May 05, 2006

Delivered to CASA, Madrid, Spain for conversion to MRTT configuration - May 31, 2006

Conversion undertaken by EADS Conversion & Modification Centre, Getafe, Spain

Rolled into hangar for conversion - June 02, 2006

First post conversion flight flown as EC-330 - June 15, 2007

Appeared at the Paris Air Show in the standard R.A.A.F. low viz livery - June 17, 2007

Observed at Toulouse fitted with the Advanced Refuelling Boom System (ARBS) - December 17, 2007

Appeared at the Paris Air Show in the standard R.A A.F. low viz livery - October 26, 2008

Refuelling trials undertaken from Getafe, Serville with a French Air Force Boeing E-3A - January 2010

Aircraft was displayed at the Airbus Military Family Day at Seville - November 14, 2010

Refuelling boom damaged during in-flight trials with a Portugese Air Force F-16 - January 20, 2011

Accepted by the R.A.A.F. at Madrid as EC-330 - November 29, 2011

Aircraft remained in Spain to undergo further testing of the refuelling equipment

Aircraft was expected to be delivered to 33 Squadron at Amberley, Queensland - 2012

Observed operating at Getafe as CASA301A carrying code 'MRTT-01' - November 28, 2013

Ferried Getafe - Paris (Orly) for repainting prior to redelivery to R.A.A.F. - October 03, 2014

Arrived R.A.A.F. Base Amberley, Queensland on delivery as 'A39-001' - February 24, 2015

Issued to No. 33Squadron, 86 Wing based at Amberley, Queensland

Engaged in refuelling trials with U.S.A.F. F-35A at Edwards AFB - September 23 to October 26, 2015

A total of 479 dry and 24 wet connections performed using the ARBS

Current with the Royal Australian Air Force

 


 

EC-330. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Paris Air Show, June 2007.

A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2016.

A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2016.
A39-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2016.