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Airbus A400M airplane successfully demonstrates tanker capability (in-flight refuelling)

Seville, Spain - With a F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has performed successfully air-to-air refuelling tests with a F/A-18 Hornet fighter airplane. The tanker test campaign was developed in five flights in which the A400M performed 33 dry contacts and dispensed 18.6 tonnes of fuel to an F/A-18 Hornet in 35 wet contacts. With a basic fuel capacity of 50.8 tonnes which can be increased by the use of extra cargo...

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