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Airbus Only Qualified Bidder for Canada’s Tanker Fleet

Airbus has been qualified by the Canadian government as a bidder for the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) project. It now moves to the next stage of the call for tender, with a draft request for proposal (RFP) expected in Q3 2021.

The STTC program looks to replace the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Airbus A310MRTT (CC-150 Polaris) tanker fleet with a multirole aircraft capable of conducting a wide range of missions and able to operate in NATO and NORAD missions; ranging from air-to-air refueling operations to strategic government of Canada transport and aeromedical evacuation.

The A330MRTT is the 21st century benchmark for new generation tanker/transport aircraft, combat-proven and with unique multi-role capabilities. It has been ordered by Australia (as launch customer), France, NATO, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates and the UK.

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