AirTanker took delivery of its penultimate A330-200 at RAF Brize Norton on February 24. The aircraft arrived from the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Getafe, Spain, and will now undergo its military to civil conversion ahead of being placed on the civilian register as G-VYGM later this spring.
AirTanker provides multi role tanker transport (MRTT), duties which involve military and commercial flights.
A minor cabin reconfiguration will take place to increase the number of passenger seats from the standard AirTanker configuration of 291 to 303. The aircraft will be available for commercial leasing from August 2016 to operate in the ad-hoc ACMI sub-charter market, providing short notice availability to other airlines.
Neil Huston, AirTanker Services Aircraft Leasing Manager commented: “We are pleased to have taken delivery of our latest aircraft and excited about our plans to enter the ACMI sub-charter market. We are confident there is a gap in the market for a good quality, short notice provider of wide-bodied aircraft availability and that we can succeed in this market offering ad-hoc and short term lease capability with our A330-200 aircraft”