Airbus Defence And Space has showcased an aerial refuelling (AAR) kit for its C-295 light tactical transport aircraft at this year´s Farnborough Air Show, the company said.
Using a hose-and-drogue system, the AAR kit for the C-295 configures the transport to serve as a low-speed tanker for helicopters, drones and turboprops. The fuel is drawn from the C-295´s main fuel tanks, but the customer can opt for auxiliary tanks. The AAR-equipped C-295 can also function as a forward refuelling station on the ground.
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group responsible for defence and aerospace products and services.