The seven flying Squadrons (Nos 10, XXIV, 30, 47, 99, 101 and 216), currently located at RAF Brize Norton, which operate in the Air Transport and Air to Air Refuelling roles; the carriage of passengers, vehicles and freight around the world, and the replenishment of fuel to both strike and transport aircraft.
Number 10 Squadron operates the Voyager KC30 aircraft, which is a variant of the Airbus A330. Voyager is a duel role aircraft, providing air-to-air tanker and air transport capabilities.
Number's XXIV, 30 and 47 Squadrons, flying the C130J&K Hercules aircraft, specialise in the Tactical Air Transport role; the air dropping of paratroops and supplies. The Hercules is particularly suited to the delivery of humanitarian aid, even into some of the most inhospitable areas of the world.
Number 99 Squadron are equipped with the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, configured in the strategic air transport role. This large capacity aircraft is well suited to the delivery of stategic assets throughout the world.
Number 101 Squadron flies the Vickers VC10 aircraft in the air transport and air-to-air refuelling roles. Despite the age of this aircraft, it continues to be deployed worldwide, supporting, in both the AAR and AT roles, a multitude of global commitments for the UK Armed Forces.
Number 216 Squadron operates the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar aircraft in the air transport and air-to-air refuelling roles. The TriStar's capability for AT, AAR and for joint AT-AAR operations produces a remarkably versatile type, which No 216 Squadron expects to operate well into the 21st century.