AirTanker Services, operating as AirTanker, is a British airline which operates charter services using reserve aerial refuelling aircraft.
In 2008 the
Ministry of Defence signed the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) contract with AirTanker to provide the Royal Air Force (RAF) with an air transport and air-to-air refuelling capability. As well as supporting the RAF, AirTanker holds a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority Type A Operating Licence, permitting it to carry passengers, cargo and mail on aircraft with 20 or more seats. [1 ]
Following the granting of an operating licence the airline flew its first charter flight to
RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus for the UK Ministry of Defence in January 2013. After delays in certification, its first operational refuelling flight took place on 20 May 2013. [2 ] [3 ]
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An AirTanker Airbus Voyager
AirTanker has ordered 14 Airbus Voyagers, the RAF version of the
Airbus A330 MRTT. As of July 2013 the AirTanker fleet comprises the following:
Airbus Voyager 1 x Airbus A330 (used for air transport/charter work but will be converted to an MRTT in due course).
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