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Aircraft.Serial. Const/No. Type.Designation Registrations Aircraft History
A39-001 747 A330-200MRTT EC-330
F-WWYI
MRTT-01
20/12/2004 The contract to convert the RAAF's A330s into MRTTs was signed.
Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) development aircraft.
30/03/2006 First flight .
31/05/2006 Delivered to CASA .
2/06/2006 Conversion to tanker by EADS Conversion and Modification Centre at Getafe, near Madrid in Spain. "Roll-in" ceremony
15/06/2007 First post-conversion flight
06/2007 Paris Air Show ( Code 63 )
14/11/2010 Seville - Airbus Military Family Day
20/01/2011 Incident when the boom was damaged during refuelling trials with a Portuguese Air Force F-16. No Australian personnel involved.
29/11/2011 Delivered to RAAF in Madrid,
Remained in Spain for tests and was originally due to be transferred to RAAF Base Amberley, 02/2013.
Eventually delivered on 24/02/2015. Carried Registration MRTT-01
23/09/2015 to 26/10/2015 Used for refuelling trials with USAF F-35A. 12 sorties were flown from Edwards Air Force base. The RAAF tanker crew made 479 dry and 24 wet contacts using the tail mounted boom.

  • EADS Video of A39-001.
  • Highlight for Album: Airbus KC-30A MRTT A39-001

    A39-002 951 A330-200MRTT EC-333
    F-WWYR
    14/04/2008 First flight .
    22/05/2008 Delivered to CASA .
    01/06/2008 Arrived at Brisbane Airport .
    Converted by Qantas Defence Services Ltd.
    15/10/2009 First post conversion flight .
    28/10/2009 Departed Australia using Callsign AME1001.
    18/06/2011 Arrived Amberley via McCarron and Hickham
    22/06/2011 Second KC-30A accepted by RAAF 33SQN.
    16/09/2011 Completed the first MRTT flight in RAAF service. It took off from RAAF Base Amberley at about 10.40am for a 2 hours and 45 minutes long flight over Roma and the Sunshine Coast, before returning to RAAF Base Amberley,
    21/09/2014 Deployed to UAE  for operations in the Middle East.

    Highlight for Album: Airbus KC-30A A39-002

    A39-003 969 A330-200MRTT EC-334
    F-WWYQ
    24/10/2008 First flight .
    30/11/2008 Delivered to CASA .
    15/062009 Arrived Brisbane Airport
    Converted by Qantas Defence Services Ltd.
    12/10/2010. First post conversion flight
    15/10/2010 Departed Brisbane for Nellis AFB using Callsign AME1001.
    27/05/2011 Departed Getafe combined Airbus/RAAF crew
    30/05/2011 Arrived Amberley via McCarron and Hickham
    01/06/2011 First KC-30A accepted by RAAF 33SQN. Initial Acceptance Ceremony Amberley.
    18/11/2011 Trials commenced at ARDU with dry and wet contacts with Hornet A21-101
    1/12/2011 First international deployment to Langkawi International Airshow in Kedah, Malaysia

    Highlight for Album: Airbus KC-30A A39-003

    A39-004 1036 A330-200MRTT EC-336
    F-WWKZ
    10/07/2009 First flight
    18/06/2010 Arrived Brisbane Airport .
    Converted by Qantas Defence Services Ltd..
    20/08/2011 First post conversion flight .
    24/08/2011 Departed for McCarran, Las Vegas, using call sign CASA336.
    16/09/2011 Repainted and returned to Brisbane
    08/11/2011 Third KC-30A accepted by RAAF 33SQN.

    Highlight for Album: Airbus KC-30A A39-004

    A39-005 1183 A330-200MRTT EC-336
    F-WWKN
    22/11/2010 First flight .
    15/12/2010 Ferried Toulouse-Madrid
    26/05/2011. Arrived Brisbane Airport
    Undergoing conversion by Qantas Defence Services Ltd.
    04/06/2012 First post-conversion flight,
    30/11/2012
    Delivered to RAAF in Madrid, ,
    05/12/2012 Arrived Amberley after delivery flight from Getafe.
    01-13/06/2015 Air to air refuelling trials conducted with Wedgetail A30-001

    Highlight for Album: Airbus KC-30A MRTT A39-005

    A39-006 892 A330-203 F-WWYT
    VH-EBH
    Further Order for RAAF Announced 01 July 2015 for delivery in 2018

    Built 2007 as A330-203,
    Fitted with the General Electric CF6-80E1 turbofans rated to 72000lb of thrust,
    Registered F-WWYT,
    17/12/2007 First Flight,
    To CIT Aerospace International, Dublin, Republic of Ireland,
    24/07/2007 Registered VH-EBH, to Qantas on lease from CIT Aerospace International,
    22/01/2008 Delivered to Qantas,
    Named "Hunter Valley",
    12/05/2015 Withdrawn from Qantas Service, and flown to Singapore for end of lease maintenance and storage,
    To be sent to Spain for Conversion to A330-MRTT/KC-30A standard.

    A39-007 898 A330-203 F-WWKM
    VH-EBI
    Further Order for RAAF Announced 01 July 2015 for delivery in 2018

    Built 2007 as A330-203,
    Fitted with the General Electric CF6-80E1 turbofans rated to 72000lb of thrust,
    Registered F-WWKM,
    17/01/2008 First Flight,
    To CIT Aerospace International, Dublin, Republic of Ireland,
    04/02/2008 Registered VH-EBI, to Qantas on lease from CIT Aerospace International,
    08/02/2008 Delivered to Qantas,
    Named "Yarra Valley",
    12/09/2015 To be withdrawn from Qantas Service to undergo end of lease requirements in Singapore before heading to Spain,
    To be sent to Spain for Conversion to A330-MRTT/KC-30A standard.

     
         
    Airbus KC-30A refuelling Hornets  KC-30 Boom
         

    The Authors of this page are Martin Edwards and Brendan Cowan.

    It would appear that A39-004 and A39-005 both carried Spanish registration EC-336.

    Source: Defence Media, Australian Aviation, http://www.planespotters.net/Production_List/Airbus/A330/ , www.casa.gov.au ,

    Emails: John Bennett, Gordon Birkett, Colin Campbell, Mick Rafferty, Peter Ricketts, Brendan Cowan, Greg Hyde, Andrew McLaughlan, Eamon Hamilton, Darren Crick, Glenn Dawson

    Updated 6th November 2015

         

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