AirTanker has taken delivery of its penultimate A330-200 at RAF Brize Norton following its arrival from the Airbus Defence and Space facility in Getafe, Spain.
FSTA 13 will now undergo its military to civil conversion ahead of being placed on the civilian register as G-VYGM later this spring.
Minor cabin reconfiguration will also take place to increase the number of seats to 303 from the standard AirTanker configuration (291 passengers) and 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.
“We are pleased to have taken delivery of our latest aircraft and excited about our plans to enter the ACMI sub-charter market” explains Neil Huston, AirTanker Services Aircraft Leasing Manager. “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”.