13 July 2018
Aviation International News reports that Airbus Defence and Space has “demonstrated automatic air-to-air refueling” of its A310 tanker prototype with a Royal Australian Air Force Airbus A330 transport. Airbus has previously demonstrated “automatic refueling of a fighter aircraft.” According to Airbus, the system requires no additional receiver equipment, and is intended to improve safety, reduce the workload on the refueling boom operator, and increase the efficiency of air-to-air refueling. (Image: Airbus A310-304, Air Transat. Credit: Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt | Wikimedia Commons)
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