The aircraft manufacturer Airbus announced it has been selected by India to provide six A330 tankers. A contract could be between 1.25 and 1.38 billion dollars (between 954 million and 1.05 billion euros) if it refers to the list price of these devices.
2013 started strong for Airbus. After the announcement this Monday, January 7 an order of 16 A321 neo by Hawaiian Airlines, the aircraft manufacturer announced that its military division was well placed to win a contract in India for six A330 MRTT tanker aircraft.
"We are pleased to confirm that we have been selected by the Indian government as the highest bidder at the end of a call for tenders for tanker aircraft," said a spokesman for Airbus Military. At list prices, the contract could be between $ 1.25 and $ 1.38 billion (between 954 million and 1.05 billion euros). Launched in late 2010 by the Indian government tender opposes Airbus Military Russian Ilyushin. The India could become the sixth A330 MRTT customer
Selecting the best deal, however, is only the first step in a long process of negotiation before the conclusion of a contract, it says Airbus. Dassault Aviation, selected by India in January 2012 to provide 126 combat aircraft Rafale, and is still negotiating with New Delhi to confirm the contract.