The recent decision by Airbus and Lockheed Martin to develop a venture based around a Pentagon requirement has spurred a lot of discussions. Airbus provided some color on this venture by having two pilots now working for Airbus with refueling experience as well as a person from Lockheed Martin provide a briefing. The briefing provided insight (refueling aircraft is dangerous work with the refueled aircraft generating a “bow wave”) as well allowing Airbus to demonstrate its latest technology that has been successfully refueling US military aircraft in theatre.
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.