SIXTH MMF AIRCRAFT DELIVERED BY OCCAR-EA
The transfer of Title of MMF T-059 aircraft took place on 26th July at Airbus DS in Getafe/Spain and was the sixth aircraft to be delivered to NATO.
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MMF aircraft T-059 with representatives from AIRBUS DS, OCCAR-EA and NSPA before take-off in Getafe / Spain. Andreas ZUSCHKE (NSPA), Rodrigo CAMINERO (AIRBUS DS MMF MRTT Programmes Director) and Joachim WEIDMANN (OCCAR-EA MMF PM) in the middle of the Acceptance Team
OCCAR-EA has formally accepted the sixth MMF (Multinational MRTT Fleet) aircraft of a total of nine Airbus A330 MRTT aircraft (Multi Role Tanker Transport) ordered by OCCAR-EA on behalf of NATO.
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Airbus DS, NSPA and OCCAR-EA representatives after the signatures of the required documents in Getafe / Spain
The delivery of the sixth MMF aircraft marks another important milestone in the MMF acquisition agreement managed by OCCAR-EA. Key factors in this success were MMF Nations trust in the ability of NSPA (NATO Support and Procurement Agency) and OCCAR-EA to manage the programme efficiently and the willingness of the MMF team to succeed.
Upon completion of the acceptance process, the ownership of the aircraft was transferred through OCCAR-EA from Airbus Defence and Space to NSPA, who manages the fleet on behalf of the MMF nations.
The first five aircraft were delivered between June 2020 and August 2021. The Multinational Multirole Tanker Transport Unit (MMU) is operating the aircraft from Eindhoven (NL) and Cologne (DE) for training purposes and deploy on operational tasks.
In recent months, the MMU has also been involved in the Ukraine crises to transport military personnel and Air-to-Air Refueling operations.
The full fleet will consist of nine Multi-role tanker transport aircraft able to provide strategic transport, air-to-air refuelling and medical evacuation capabilities to its six participating nations (Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Norway).
The aircraft are owned by NATO and managed by NSPA with the support of OCCAR-EA on the acquisition phase.
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