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World first for McEvaddy brothers’ Omega Aviation

9th May, 2015
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Omega Aviation has refuelled a human-free aircraft in the air

Omega Aviation, the Dublin-based aviation business owned by Ulick and Des McEvaddy, has completed a world first by refuelling a human-free aircraft in the air.

This is a breakthrough for the US Navy’s self-flying X47-B stealth aircraft, as it means the plane can now stay in the air longer when on secret missions.

The refuelling test was conducted off the coast of Maryland and Virginia in the US, when the McEvaddys’ pilot-flown...

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