Leveraging a Users Group to Shape the Future Evolution of Mission Systems Aircraft


2012-10-18 Airbus Military is working to better leverage the lessons learned from users of its legacy aircraft, the CASA family.

And this approach will lay a solid foundation for what is to come with regard to the tanker and the new A400M airlifter.

And recently, Airbus Military hosted meetings at the Training Center with initial users of the A330 MRTT to get a better sense of the users perspective.

Participants in the conference which represent 14 countries and 18 different operators. Credit Image: Airbus Miliary

According to an Airbus Military press release:

The Airbus Military Training Centre in Seville is hosting the first conference for operators of Airbus Military aircraft for Maritime Patrol and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (MP and ISR) missions.

For four days the more than 100 participants from all over the globe will jointly present and discuss their experiences as operators of Airbus Military’s CN235 and C295 mission aircraft, which are tailored to their maritime patrol and surveillance requirements. Where applicable, they will also discuss the operation of Airbus Military’s on-board Fully Integrated Tactical System.

The operators will share their impressions and experiences of operating the surveillance versions of Airbus Military’s light and medium aircraft family including the different environments in which the aircraft are operated, new product developments, current market trends, and the training courses and facilities provided by Airbus Military.

The operators´ inputs will enable conclusions to be drawn in order to make additional improvements to the aircraft and to the tactical mission system itself. These will complement the innovation routinely applied to these aircraft by the Engineering and Development staff at Airbus Military with the aim of satisfying each new customer requirement.

The picture shows the participants at the operators conference at the Airbus Military Training Center in Seville, Spain. 

There are participants from 14 nations representing  18 different operators of the aircraft.