Save time and fuel. Full payloads. Fewer airframe cycles.
Commercial aerial refuelling can deliver step change increases in efficiency, reducing fuel consumption and flight time, allowing full commercial payloads and reducing the number of refueling stops needed.
Aerial refuelling between large aircraft is routine and safe. It's technology has been developed over more than 60 years.
commercial benefits of aerial refuelling
Airlines operating long range flights always have to make compromises between payload, range and the need for "technical stops" to take on more fuel. Long haul flights are limited by the combined weight of payload and fuel that can be loaded onto the aircraft and lifted safely from the departure airport.
Commercial air refuelling removes the limits of weight and range, allowing huge potential for cost savings and increased payloads.Our work includes: White Papers on Commercial Aerial Refuelling, Consultancy.
Regulation and Certification
Over the last 60 years, the technologies and techniques for aerial refuelling have been perfected, with millions of flights being carried out and billions of pounds of fuel being transferred.
Most commercial pilots have military experience of aerial refuelling techniques, which are considered safe enough for Air Force One. Civil certification is achievable as existing civil aircraft types have been converted into what are presently military tankers.Air refuelling is safe for our families See Image. Our wide military and commercial aviation expertise includes facilitation of regulation and certification: Consultancy, Commercial Aerial Refuelling Training, About Us.
Range International is a professional consultancy group of leading aviation experts. We propose to introduce proven aerial refuelling techniques into commercial aviation.
- Lower costs and environmental impact.
- Shorter flight times.
- Full payloads over long distances.
- Increased airframe life.
- Decreased ground handling.
- Pace of technological improvements in efficiency is slowing.
- Fuel costs greatly increased.
- Uncertain geopolitical changes.
- Greater environmental conscience.
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