The Royal Australian Air Force's first Airbus A330-based multirole tanker/transport has for the first time passed fuel to another large aircraft, moving the type closer to its delayed service entry late this year.
One of five RAAF-designated KC-30As on order, the modified airliner
transferred almost 30t of fuel from its centreline boom to a French air
force Boeing E-3F airborne warning and control system aircraft during two test flights conducted from Airbus Military's Getafe site near Madrid. Continue reading...