IN BRIEF: Saudi Arabia buys four additional aircrafts from Airbus

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Airbus SE - Leiden-based aerospace corporation - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ordered four additional Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport aircraft for the Royal Saudi Arabia Air Force. The first of these aircraft will enter conversion at the beginning of 2026 and enter into service and join the RSAF in 2027. The contract also includes a logistics support package with spare parts, training services and service support for the new four aircraft, it adds.

"This new order demonstrates the high level of customer satisfaction with the A330 MRTT," says Jean-Brice Dumont, head of Air Power at Airbus Defence & Space. "This is the third contract signed by Saudi Arabia for the A330 MRTT, making the RSAF one of the largest MRTT operators in the world."

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