A330 Tanker Refuels Two Aircraft for the First Time

Airbus Military’s A330-basedmulti-role tanker/transport (MRTT) has for the first time conducted thesimultaneous in-flight refuelling of two aircraft, by hooking up with apair of Spanish air force Boeing EF-18A fighters.

Conducted using the first of five tankers on order for the RoyalAustralian Air Force, the milestone follows other recent firsts with”wet” and night-time contacts involving the type. The modified airlineris equipped with a tail refuelling boom and two Cobham 905E under-winghose-and-drogue pods. Read more…

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(Photo: Airbus military)

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One Response to A330 Tanker Refuels Two Aircraft for the First Time

  1. ration packs 27 November, 2009 at 7:25 am #

    Its a very tough task shown in this picture.It would be such a trilling and exiting experience performing such kind of job.

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