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Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) and USAF Receiver Simulation Tool (RST) Ground Test Plan

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Technical Report,01 Sep 2019,31 Oct 2019

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412th Test Wing Edwards United States

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This test collects USAF Receiver Simulation Tool RST fuel system data during ground test with an Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport MRTT. The data will be used by the Aerial Refueling Certification Agency ARCA when providing aerial refueling AR certifications between the A330 MRTT and USAF receivers. It will also support a fuel system compatibility analysis to allow the A330 MRTT to refuel to full top-off USAF receivers at 50 5 pounds per square inch gauge. Testing was requested by ARCA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The lead developmental test organization is the Air Force Test Center AFTC, Edwards AFB, California. The executing test organization is the 412th Test Wing418th Flight Test Squadron, Edwards AFB, California. The participating test organization is the Airbus Defense and Space, Getafe Madrid, Spain. Testing will be executed by a combined USAFAirbus Company team at Getafe, Spain in September 2019 and will consist of approximately 20 ground test hours.

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  • Military Aircraft Operations

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