RAF Voyager: Pioneering technology and global-leading expertise in aerospace, applied to a ‘frontline’ operational capability. 

Unparalleled expertise

AirTanker is the joint venture appointed in 2008 to deliver RAF Voyager, the Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) contract.


It is made up of leading aerospace, defence and facilities management specialists Cobham, EADS, Rolls-Royce, Thales and Babcock.

AirTanker Limited holds the contract with the Ministry of Defence and contracts AirTanker Services to deliver the programme. EADS is also contracted by AirTanker Limited to deliver 14 A330-200 aircraft through its business unit Airbus Military, supported by Cobham, Rolls Royce and Thales.  

Airbus Military, Cobham, Rolls Royce, Thales and Babcock also form AirTanker Services’ primary supply chain, with responsibility for supporting the delivery of infrastructure and its maintenance throughout the lifetime of the 27-year service contract to 2035.