Canada - Air Force Airbus CC-150 Polaris 15005
Image ID: 1255720
Operator: Canada - Air Force - 15005
Aircraft: Airbus - CC-150 Polaris
Airport: Canada - Abbotsford, BC (YXX / CYXX)
Category: Main database
Photo taken on 2019-8-9 by Jetzguy [Contact]
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(28.11.2019, 07:16 CET)
This Airbus CC-150T Polaris is outfitted as an air tanker with the A-310 MRTT package. Hose and drogue pods on each wingtip allow for refuelling of 2 CF-188 Hornets at the same time. 2 of the 5 Polaris aircraft flown by the RCAF are outfitted as MRTT aircraft (04 & 05). 01 is the VIP jet of the Prime Minister. 03 is a passenger/combi aircraft with backup duty as the RCAF VVIP aircraft. 02 is a passenger/combi aircraft. These MRTT aircraft are outfitted with a 70% cargo interior on the main deck with a 30 passenger compartment with a galley and washrooms in the rear of the aircraft. Refuelling control is just aft of the cockpit with large monitors set up to see all areas around the jet from the wing tip pods, side of the jet etc. The Polaris MRTT is capable of transferring 36,000 kilograms of fuel to receiving aircraft over a journey of 4,630 kilometres. One Polaris tanker can ferry a flight of four CF-18 Hornets non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can see the left wing fuelling pod. She was part of the static display area of the Abbotsford International Airshow 2019.