How many voyagers do the RAF have?

How many voyagers do the RAF have?

The current RAF Voyager Fleet There are 14 Airbus A330 MRTT “Voyagers” operated by the Royal Air Force.

How many aircraft can a Voyager refuel?

Seven aircraft
Seven aircraft in the fleet can be fitted with the Cobham Fuselage Refueling Unit (FRU), which gives Voyager a centerline refueling capability primarily for use in the refueling of large aircraft. The centerline hose is 28m (90ft) when fully trailed.

What aircraft is the RAF Voyager?

Voyager is the RAF’s sole air-to-air refuelling (AAR) tanker and also operates as a strategic air transport. The aircraft is in service as the Voyager KC.Mk 2, equipped with two underwing pods for refuelling fast jets, and as the Voyager KC.Mk 3, with an additional centreline hose for use by large aircraft.

How many Mrtt does Singapore have?

six MRTTs
The RSAF currently has six MRTTs. The first A330 MRTT arrived in Singapore on 14 August 2018. The Airbus A330 MRTT combines the advanced technology of a new generation tanker with the operational experience during its service.

What is the biggest RAF plane?

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III (Globemaster C-17): Wingspan: 169ft 9in (51.74m) Wing area: 3,800sqft (353.03m2) Maximum take-off weight: 585,000lb (265,350kg)

How many KC 30s does Australia have?

six KC-30A
It features advanced communication and navigation systems, and an electronic warfare self-protection system for shielding against threats from surface-to-air missiles. The Air Force’s six KC-30A aircraft are based at RAAF Base Amberley, operated by No. 33 Squadron.

How many tankers does the RAF have?

The 14-strong fleet provided to the RAF consists of seven two-point and seven three-point capable tankers and all nine aircraft within the ‘core fleet’ are operating from Voyager’s Oxfordshire home-base at RAF Brize Norton.

Where did Voyager 2 Go in the Solar System?

A gravity assist at Neptune shot Voyager 2 below the plane in which the planets orbit the Sun, on a course out of the solar system. NASA announced in December 2018 that Voyager 2 had entered interstellar space, the second spacecraft to do so after sister ship Voyager 1.

When did the Royal Air Force choose Voyager?

Under a March 2008 agreement, the AirTanker consortium was selected to provide 14 aircraft under a 27-year contract.

How big was the ring that Voyager 2 passed through?

Voyager 2’s data suggested that Saturn’s A-ring was perhaps only about 980 feet (300 meters) thick. As it flew behind and up past Saturn, the probe passed through the plane of Saturn’s rings at a speed of 8 miles per second (13 kilometers per second).

How many aircraft are in the Voyager fleet?

This includes a so-called ‘Core Fleet’ of eight military serialled and one civilian-registered aircraft, supplemented by a ‘Surge Fleet’ of five civilian-registered aircraft that AirTanker uses commercially to generate additional revenue.