Australian air force takes possession of Airbus MRTT aircraft equipped with Barco avionics displays

KORTRIJK, Belgium, 26 June 2011. The Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra, Australia, has taken possession of its first Airbus military multi role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft equipped with avionics displays from Barco N.V. in Kortrijk, Belgium, Barco officials announced late last week. The aircraft, a military transport and aerial refueling version of the twin-engine Airbus A330-200 passenger jetliner, was delivered officially on 1 June, and is the first of 28 A330 MRTT aircraft that Australian air force officials have on order from Airbus.

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KORTRIJK, Belgium, 26 June 2011. The Royal Australian Air Force in Canberra, Australia, has taken possession of its first Airbus military multi role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft equipped with avionics displays from Barco N.V. in Kortrijk, Belgium, Barco officials announced late last week.The aircraft, a military transport and aerial refueling version of the twin-engine Airbus A330-200 passenger jetliner, was delivered officially on 1 June, and is the first of 28 A330 MRTT aircraft that Australian air force officials have on order from Airbus.The A330 MRTT flight avionics have the Barco CHDD-268 cockpit head down touch screen displays and Barco's PU-2000 multi-capability processing units.

The CHDD-268 is an advanced, compact 6-by-8-inch avionics display that digital and analog video inputs. It is a sunlight-readable active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) with LED backlighting, which functions in portrait and landscape mode.

For more information contact Barco online at www.barco.com, or the Royal Australian Air Force at www.airforce.gov.au.

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