Nine wins to one loss is not a bad score. With South Korea’s selection of the A330 MRTT and Australia’s decision to launch Airbus’s airliner-to-tanker conversion program, the type looks well on its way to becoming the global standard air-to-air refueler. The A330 MRTT has never lost a non-U.S. competition to its main rival, the Boeing KC-46 Pegasus. South Korea says it will order four A330 MRTT tankers. Airbus is due to deliver all by 2019, creating a new capability for ...

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