Airbus Military has begun a series of water drop trials from its prototype C295 as it looks for new roles for the twin-engined transport. The company undertook the first trials in mid-October at a site near Cordoba, Spain, dropping water from holes cut out of the aircraft’s belly, with the water stored in tanks in the cargo bay. Company officials say these initial trials are tests to see how the aircraft reacts when large amounts of water are released, and are far from the complete ...


You must be a paid subscriber to access "Airbus Military Begins C295 Water Drop Trials".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.