Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Airbus Military has simulated air-to-air refuelling (AAR) of the new generation A400M airlifter

Airbus Military announces new A400M AAR simulation

Airbus Military has simulated air-to-air refuelling (AAR) of the new generation A400M airlifter from a C-160 Transall tanker of the French Air Force. The company made the announcement on 16 October.



During the simulation, the A400M and the C-160 tanker conducted 20 ‘dry contacts’, in which no fuel is passed, including one lasting 12 minutes, which is the length of a normal refuelling operation.

Airbus Military announces new A400M AAR simulation
 Airbus Military expects to conduct ‘wet contact’ testing in the first quarter of next year. 

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