AirTanker, the company that owns and operates the U.K. Royal Air Force’s (RAF) fleet of Airbus A330 Voyager multi-role tanker transport aircraft, has received its 180-min. Extended Operations (Etops) clearance. The clearance, received from the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority on June 28, means that the company’s civil-registered aircraft can conduct long-range, over-water operations. The clearance is also part of the company’s preparations to begin operations to the Falkland Islands via ...

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