The expected statement by defence secretary Geoff Hoon finally confirming that Air Tanker Ltd, a consortium of EADS, Cobham, Rolls- Royce, Thales and the VT Group, has won the contract to supply the future strategic tanker aircraft
for the RAF.
Mr Harrison, 50, joins from air refuelling specialists Cobham, where he was Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
The Times and the London Evening Standard claim to have learnt that two major defence procurements are on the Tory hit list - the A400M and the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
- both employing British men and women in the aerospace industry.
VT has also won work on major long-term defence programmes such as the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
scheme, which will provide aircraft and support needed by the RAF to fly air-to-air refuelling and transport missions worldwide.
On 26 January 2004 it was announced that the Global AirTanker Service consortium bid had been tentatively selected to provide the Royal Air Force with a Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
It demonstrates that the UK recognises the cost effectiveness and quality of the UK's aerospace and defence industryThe Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
(FSTA) programme is a 27-year MoD PFI contract to provide air refuelling and air transport services to the RAF.
AirTanker has been selected by the British Government for its Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
The Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
deal to replace the RAF's ageing Tristar and VC10 refuelling aircraft is the first time the PFI concept has been applied to a frontline role.
The first Airbus A330 aircraft platform slated for the United Kingdom's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft
(FSTA) program has arrived ahead of schedule to begin its conversion into a Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) at Airbus Military facilities in Madrid, Spain.
The AirTanker consortium has proposed the Airbus A330-200 for the MOD's Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft