Airbus Automates Air to Air Refueling with A330 | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-02.26.24

Airborne-Unlimited-02.20.24

Airborne-NextGen-02.21.24 Airborne-Unlimited-02.22.24

Airborne-Unlimited-02.23.24

Fri, Nov 17, 2023

Airbus Automates Air to Air Refueling with A330

No Boom Operator Needed in A3R MRTT System

Airbus has completed a test campaign assessing its automatic air-to-air refueling (A3R) system using the A330 tanker and a bevy of Singaporean aircraft.

The company said the A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) proved viable in their testing, which used aircraft from the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF). The A3R system is hoped to see certification in the "first half of 2024" according to the manufacturer. 

The testing took place throughout August, with an RSAF tanker making more than "500 automated wet and dry contacts with the air force’s full fleet of receiver aircraft". Company press was eager to highlight the tanker pairing with the F-15SG aircraft, a Singapore's domestic variant of the F-15E Strike Eagle. The flight tests were conducted in Singapore, with testing covering the "whole operational refueling envelope", with a range of weather conditions.

“The A330 MRTT has made the future of air-to-air refueling a reality as a result of the joint efforts of Airbus and the Republic of Singapore Air Force,” said Jean-Brice Dumont, Head of Military Air Systems at Airbus Defence and Space. “This new milestone will enable the RSAF to become the first Air Force in the world to have a boom automatic refueling capability with all of its receivers, a capability that can be extended to refueling receivers from other nations”.

FMI: www.airbus.com

Advertisement

More News

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Sun 'n Fun 2024 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... ANN again finds itself in the surprising and exciting position of partnering with the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in presenting Real-Ti>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.23.24): Notice To Air Missions (NOTAM)

Notice To Air Missions (NOTAM) A notice containing information (not known sufficiently in advance to publicize by other means) concerning the establishment, condition, or change in>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.23.24)

Aero Linx: Aviation Action Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping fellow members of the aviation family. We all work in, or are linked to, a>[...]

Airborne-NextGen 02.21.24: Pyka, Drone Racers @ World Games, US v Drone Pilot

Also: Intuitive Machines, Another UAV-Related NPRM, Drone Soccer Tourney, UltraViolet EXplorer Mission Flight operations personnel from Pyka and AFWERX gathered on the tarmac at Ne>[...]

Airborne 02.20.24: Uncle Sam v Drone Pilot, SnF NOTAM, Able Flight!

Also: Intuitive Machines Moonbound, Ansett Av Scholarships, Airbus 2023 Report, Armchair Airshow A US Atty, Jacqueline C. Romero, is hitting the media with the announcement that sh>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC