Airbus Military A400M begins refuelling trials with RAF VC10

Airbus Military A400M during refuelling trials with RAF VC10 / © Airbus Military Press Office

Airbus Military A400M during refuelling trials with RAF VC10 / © Airbus Military Press Office

Posted By Philip Stevens

Airbus Military has begun air-to-air refuelling trials of the A400M airlifter using a Vickers VC10 tanker of the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) operating from Toulouse.

A400M development aircraft Grizzly 1 performed a series of dry contacts with the VC10s fuselage-mounted hose drum unit (HDU) on the first day of the trials on 15th February. The RAF is one of the launch customers for the A400M.

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Source: Airbus Military Press Office

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