Standardized Technical Data Survey (STDS) for Aerial Refueling
Aerial Refueling Systems Advisory Group (ARSAG) Xenia United States
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The purpose of this document is to obtain aerial refueling performance and interface data to support the tanker and receiver aircraft clearance process. The survey questions, when accurately answered, provide a starting point for assessing tankerreceiver aircraft compatibility and the need for fitfunction ground andor flight test evaluations withwithoutinstrumentation. The documents sections cover the tankerreceiver aircraft when equipped with the boomreceptacle aerial refueling hardware and the tankerreceiver aircraft when equipped with the drogueprobe aerial refueling hardware. Questions address critical factors involving aerial refueling altitudeairspeed capabilities, hardware mating interfaces, structural load, fuel line pressure capabilities, pressure regulation capabilities, formation aids lightingmarking, director lights and status lights, rendezvous equipment radios, radar, etc., emergency proceduresengine out capability and redundancy. Most of the questions are technical in nature and should only be answered by the aircraft manufacturer, aerial refuelingfuel system engineers andor publishedverified aerial refueling technical interface data.