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More MRTT refuelling milestones

written by australianaviation.com.au | November 13, 2009

DSC05026Airbus Military has successfully conducted the first series of wet contacts from the wingtip hose and drogue refuelling pods on the RAAF’s first KC-30A MRTT tanker.

The tests were conducted from the tanker’s Cobham 905E pods with a Spanish air force F/A-18 Hornet, and six contacts were made during which 4000kg of fuel was transferred.

The test follows last month’s first successful passing of fuel through the aircraft’s ARBS boom system, and a more recent night refuelling test of the boom as well.

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