A39-002. Airbus A330-203MRTT. c/n 951.
This aircraft was ordered new by Australian Government for the Royal Australian Air Force
The contract to convert five Airbus A330 airframes for the R.A.A.F. was signed - December 20, 2004
Rolled off the production line at Toulouse as ?
First flown as 'F-' in primer - ?
Powered by International General Electric CF6-80E1A4 engines
Rolled out at Toulouse in the standard R.A.A.F. low-viz livery - ?
Delivered to CASA, Madrid, Spain for conversion to MRTT configuration - ?
This conversion was undertaken by EADS Conversion & Modification Centre, Getafe, Spain
Rolled into hangar for conversion - ?
First post conversion flight flown as 'EC-?' -
Accepted by the R.A.A.F. at Madrid as 'EC-' - ?
Arrived R.A.A.F. Base Amberley, Queensland on delivery as 'A39-002' - ?
Issued to No. 33Squadron, 86 Wing based at Amberley, Queensland
Current with the Royal Australian Air Force
A39-002. Royal Australian Air Force - in the low viz grey livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 08, 2019.
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