Consider the logistics involved in meeting another plane to refuel in air at 20,000 ft traveling 300+ miles per hour.
The rendezvous point alone is tiny.
Now do it at night.
Airbus turned to Mercury’s proven processing systems based on our commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) safety-certifiable modular building blocks to help pilots complete this crucial task. Learn more about how our COTS family of pre-integrated subsystem platforms enabled Airbus to achieve the world’s first fully automatic safety-certifiable in-air refueling system in record time, opening the door for future unmanned refueling systems.