Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

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Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

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About KC-330 for Brazil:

"The RN Officer, in a very relaxed way, started his answer with a question: "Do you have spies everywhere?" and continued saying yes, that he hopes so, that the FAB intends to acquire two aircraft and that they are in negotiations, but there is nothing certain. "The parties are in contact and we hope that the aircraft will be sold to Brazil""

https://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/art ... a-o-brasil

"The authorities also dealt with the intention of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) to acquire in-flight refueling aircraft, the MRTT, which stands for Multi Role Tanker Transport, an undertaking by the Brazilian government that has priority given by the Air Force Command, due to operational gaps of a strategic nature to be filled with this new capacity to be incorporated by the FAB. In this process, which is being handled by the Air Staff of the Air Force (EMAER), the negotiation may advance towards evaluating opportunities for possible equipment that may be offered by the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom and which already have a high degree of compatibility with the operational capabilities already implemented at the FAB."

https://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/avi ... t-pela-fab


Sorry about the translation

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Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

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I wonder if these wold come form the active fleet to speed things up or be taken for the "Charter" fleet and reconfigured?

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https://news.sky.com/story/babcock-and- ... r-12359730

Two of Britain's biggest manufacturers are hoisting a 'for sale' sign over their stakes in AirTanker, the company behind the RAF's Voyager refuelling fleet.

Sky News has learnt that Babcock International Group and Rolls-Royce Holdings have appointed investment bankers to market their combined shareholding in AirTanker.

City sources said that Babcock and Rolls-Royce had asked Jefferies to kick off a sale process.

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SW1 wrote:https://news.sky.com/story/babcock-and- ... r-12359730

Two of Britain's biggest manufacturers are hoisting a 'for sale' sign over their stakes in AirTanker, the company behind the RAF's Voyager refuelling fleet.

Sky News has learnt that Babcock International Group and Rolls-Royce Holdings have appointed investment bankers to market their combined shareholding in AirTanker.

City sources said that Babcock and Rolls-Royce had asked Jefferies to kick off a sale process.
I'd have thought the UK govt buying out their stake would be a nobrainer here.

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Even if the Government does not buy the 50% on offer it should closely scrutinise all of the possible buyer who come forward on the grounds of National Security. Hopefully they have taken on board the criticism created by the sale of GKN, and be willing to veto any sale to buyers which raise any red flags upon being investigated.

But ideally the Government should buy the stake, to give it a greater say in how Air Tanker operate and open the door for a possible purchase of teh remaining holding held by private industry. I would not expect any sale to cost anywhere the total value of the PFI if it ran it course though, so this would be a case of looking at the longer term savings rather then the immediate cast.

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Both companies need cash in the worst way.

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What are the chances our UK gov will buy the shares ??? ....

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serge750 wrote:What are the chances our UK gov will buy the shares ??? ....
A sterling idea old boy... :think:
Fortune favors brave sir, said Carrot cheerfully.
What's her position about heavily armed, well prepared and overmanned armies?
Oh, noone's ever heard of Fortune favoring them, sir.
According to General Tacticus, it's because they favor themselves…

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Brasil wrote:About KC-330 for Brazil:

"The RN Officer, in a very relaxed way, started his answer with a question: "Do you have spies everywhere?" and continued saying yes, that he hopes so, that the FAB intends to acquire two aircraft and that they are in negotiations, but there is nothing certain. "The parties are in contact and we hope that the aircraft will be sold to Brazil""

https://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/art ... a-o-brasil

"The authorities also dealt with the intention of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) to acquire in-flight refueling aircraft, the MRTT, which stands for Multi Role Tanker Transport, an undertaking by the Brazilian government that has priority given by the Air Force Command, due to operational gaps of a strategic nature to be filled with this new capacity to be incorporated by the FAB. In this process, which is being handled by the Air Staff of the Air Force (EMAER), the negotiation may advance towards evaluating opportunities for possible equipment that may be offered by the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom and which already have a high degree of compatibility with the operational capabilities already implemented at the FAB."

https://www.defesaaereanaval.com.br/avi ... t-pela-fab


Sorry about the translation

Another disgrace.
Fortune favors brave sir, said Carrot cheerfully.
What's her position about heavily armed, well prepared and overmanned armies?
Oh, noone's ever heard of Fortune favoring them, sir.
According to General Tacticus, it's because they favor themselves…

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Re: Airbus A330 Voyager (MRTT) (RAF)

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Would these be coming from the in use fleet or those contracted out for charter by industry?

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