Air-to-Air Refuelling

Air-to-Air Refuelling

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has over 30 years’ experience of providing In-Flight Refuelling (IFR) receiver probes for large military tanker and transport aircraft.

Our IFR probes have been installed in the L1011 Tristar, Embraer 145 and C-130 Hercules. All non-US-operated C-130J aircraft have provision to support a Marshall IFRP.

We can deliver the complete solution from design and manufacture to installation, testing and certification.

Unmatched in refuelling probe installation and refuelling system modification

Our ‘end-to-end’ capability means we are able to consider the complete system installation. We consider the whole picture: aircraft speeds, subsequent re-fuelling angles and flow levels.

A typical externally-mounted IFRP modification comprises:

  • Refuelling nozzle
  • Refuelling mast – containing refuel and purge lines
  • Mast supports and fairings
  • Fuel system components – including shut-off and non-return valves, lightning protection and lighting

We can follow our customers’ specifications or harness our three decades of experience to work closely together with our customers and help them define what is required.

Air-to-Air Refuelling

Flexible for varying operations

If the aircraft is likely to carry out frequent operations for which a probe is not required, we can design it to be removable, reducing drag and lowering the weight penalty.

Whatever the requirements, we promise a technically-sound solution that caters for every eventuality.