French Phénix at Torrejón

Seen here on short finals to Torrejón Air Base after a two-hour flight from Manching, Germany on July 6 is Airbus A330 MRTT MRTT041 (msn 1735), resplendent in its full Armée de l’Air colours. The aircraft will make its next series of test flights from Torrejón, because of work on Getafé’s sole runway this summer. It is expected the aircraft will be handed over to the Armée de l’Air before the end of the year. Roberto Yáñez