Australia’s KC-30As are fitted with a comfortable all-digital flight deck.
A Voyager flight crew during an air-to-air refuelling mission. The AMOCU provides support services to this and other Royal Air Force air mobility platforms.
The Phenix has a state-of-the-art instrument panel with an additional screen to display tactical information.
Voyager’s flight deck and glass cockpit.
The mission system operator (MSO) console has been designed to facilitate the air-to-air refuelling role, including the management of the aircraft's fuel systems.
In time the MSO will have full control of air-refuelling, but for now they only do so once the aircrew has passed the receivers over. A view of the airspace behind the tanker is displayed to the MSO on a large screen to make it clear precisely what is happening out back.
The ARO (air refuelling operator) workstation in the rear of the cockpit.
The air-to-air refuelling systems are controlled by the air refuel operator (ARO) from the fuel operator console that is positioned inside the cockpit. The ARO is mirrored from the flight direction
An air refuelling operator refuels two F/A-18Fs over Iraq.
Two Rafales refuelling from underwing pods can be seen on the ARO’s screens
Master Aircrew Phil Chappell demonstrates the Voyager's mission system operator training station.
The size of the A330's cabin proved to be a major advantage when medevacs carried out COVID-19 missions earlier this year
The rear section of the main cabin can be fitted with 88 seats to accommodate engineers and support personnel
With the arrival of the McDonnell Douglas KDC-10s the 334 squadron at Eindhoven Air Base suddenly had a strategic air transport aircraft at its disposal. The squadron will start to shrink with the arrival of the Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) as the Multinational MRTT Unit runs autonomously