Airbus demos air-to-air refueling with H225M helicopter

Following the recent successful demonstration of aerial refueling between two C295W medium transports, Airbus Defense and Space conducted an air-to-air refueling demonstration using an H225M Caracal helicopter and two C295 medium transports.

During the trials – performed jointly with Airbus Helicopters of Marignane, France – contacts were executed at speeds of 105 to 115 knots. As for the outcome, the company says all crews reported smooth operations.

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.

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