The air arms of Australia and Saudi Arabia have formally inducted their new Airbus A330 tanker aircraft into service. Australia announced it had achieved initial operating capability for the aircraft — known in Australia as the KC-30A — on Feb. 26 during the Australian International Airshow at Avalon. The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) now has five KC-30As, with the air arm receiving the last aircraft in November 2012, and the first pilots and air-refueling operators completed their ...


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