THE INNOVATIVE DROP SYSTEM TO TRANSFORM AIRLINERS INTO (VERY) LARGE AIR TANKERS
After several years of research at the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, the CNRS, Toulouse INP and Kepplair Evolution have filed a “KIOS” patent on an innovative drop system.
In addition to the response it provides to the Kepplair Evolution project, this system aims in particular to equip the new generations of LAT (Large Air Tanker) and VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) and to transform any type of aircraft into a Bombardier of ‘water (A330 MRTT, A400M, A320, B777, ATR42 …)
In June 2012, David Joubert, president of Kepplair Evolution met Professor Dominique Legendre in his laboratory in Toulouse.
The European and ethical dimension of Kepplair Evolution immediately attracted the researcher.
From this collaboration was born in 2019 the KIOS patent. An innovative release system for Air Tanker with large and very large capacity.