Air­bus A400M demon­strates Cob­ham’s aerial re­fu­elling sys­tem

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENTS -

Air­bus De­fence and Space has achieved a sig­nif­i­cant aerial re­fu­elling mile­stone by suc­cess­fully de­mon­strat­ing the first ever A400M tanker to A400M re­ceiver con­tact us­ing Cob­ham’s 808E hose drum unit in­stalled in the air­crafts fuse­lage.

The 808E hose drum unit rep­re­sents the most ad­vanced re­fu­elling sys­tem in pro­duc­tion to­day, pro­vid­ing a sta­ble plat­form for re­fu­elling larger air­craft, an ex­cep­tional flow rate ca­pa­bil­ity and ex­tended hose length.

The A400M also fea­tures two Cob­ham wing mounted 908E pods which as well as shar­ing many of the same ben­e­fits as the 808E pro­vide the air­craft with multi-point re­fu­elling ca­pa­bil­ity.

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