continues testing of the aerial refueling capabilities of the W medium transport plane. Following a recent successful demonstration of buddy refueling between two transports, Airbus Defense and Space followed with a refueling contact demonstration of a H225M Caracal helicopter from W.
The contact was executed at speeds of 105-115kt and both crews reported smooth and simple operation.
The system is now being offered to existing and prospective C295 operators. Possible applications include special operations and extending the range of search and rescue aircraft.