Airbus Military A330 MRTT FSTA completes first contacts with Tornado


FSTA Tornado.jpgAn Airbus Military A330 MRTT Future Strategic Transport Aircraft (FSTA) for the UK’s Royal Air Force has successfully completed its first contacts with a Tornado fighter.

This contact was a dry contact, by day and night, recently during a programme to qualify the Tornado to refuel from the FSTA in operational service.

The operation was conducted from RAF Boscombe Down with the support of Qinetiq, the  

Wet contacts, where fuel is passed from the tanker to the receiving aircraft will begin soon.



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