February 25, 2008 / 6:21 PM / in 11 years

UPDATE 1-Airbus wins UAE order for 3 MRTT aircraft - source

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PARIS, Feb 25 (Reuters) - European aircraft maker Airbus EAD.PA has won an order for three A330 air refuelling Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft from the United Arab Emirates, a defence industry source said on Monday.

Airbus announced the deal earlier on Monday but declined to say how many units it involved.

The MRTT aircraft are adapted from A330 passsenger jets.

Reporting by Tim Hepher

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