System on Offer to Current and Future Operators
In December 2016, Airbus Defence and Space demonstrated the in-flight refuelling capability of the C295 medium airlifter. Earlier in the year the company demonstrated refuelling between two C295W aircraft: in December they proved the capability to refuel an H225M CARACAL helicopter.
The trials, conducted by Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters, were conducted at speeds of 105-115kt, with both crews reporting smooth and simple operation. The system is now being offered to both existing and prospective C295 operators, with possible applications including special operations and search and rescue.