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 Air Force Technology - KC-767 Tanker Transport Aircraft
The 767 tanker transport will be equipped with military avionics, navigation and communications and an optional defensive aids suite with radar warning receivers and electronic and opto-electronic countermeasures.
The 767 aircraft can be modified to accommodate refuelling wingpods and a centreline hose for probe and drogue refuelling.
The commercial 767 first entered service in 1982 and more than 880 aircraft have been delivered, accumulating more than nine million flights.
www.airforce-technology.com /projects/kc767

 Boeing 767 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 767 has a seat-to-aisle ratio in economy class of 3.5 seats per aisle, making for quicker food service and quicker exit of the plane than many other jetliners, which typically have between four and six seats per aisle in economy class.
The Boeing 767, a widebody jet, was introduced at around the same time as the 757, its non-widebody sister.
Details on the Boeing 767 family of aircraft  ( http://www.boeing.com/commercial/767family/)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeing_767

 KC-767 Common Widebody Tanker & Transport
Besides its role as a tanker, the KC-767A will be configured as a convertible freighter and can carry 200 passengers or 19 pallets of cargo.
The Boeing 767 family of aircraft, specifically the –200C/F, 300C/F and –400C/F models, have been proposed by Boeing as a replacement for the KC-135 family of aircraft, and have been vigorously marketed by Boeing.
The 767 Tanker/Transport is a low-risk solution that brings to bear the unique capabilities of the world leaders in tanker design and integration: The Boeing Company and Alenia Aerospazio/Aeronavali, which together have almost 2,000 new-production tankers and tanker modifications to their credit.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/kc-767.htm

 Boeing KC-767 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the Airbus does have an overall higher specification than the 767 it seems likely that complications over the USAF deal have dissuaded potential customers who would have liked to purchase the KC-767.
Japanese Air Self Defense Force selected the KC-767, again for four aircraft and to be fitted an advanced air-refueling boom.
The Boeing KC-767 is a next generation military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed primarily for the USAF from the Boeing 767-200.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/KC-767

 Multi-Sensor Command and Control Aircraft (MC2A)
The panel endorsed the “common wide-body platform” concept, selecting the Boeing 767 airframe to begin replacing the Air Force’s fleet of 100 KC-135E tankers over a decade, with the potential for replacing additional KC-135R tankers at a later date.
With Boeing anticipating deferrals of aircraft orders due to the recent airline industry setbacks, the move will help maintain the Boeing 767 workforce, largely based in the Puget Sound area of Washington State.
The Air Force will get timely replacement of aerial refueling tankers with a 767 tanker version, and at the same time this effort will add greater stability to the workload at Boeing.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/e-767-mc2a.htm

 Boeing 767
The 767 has become the dominant aircraft on North Atlantic routes, making more flights daily between Europe and North America than any other commercial aircraft model.
Because of its wide-body configuration, the 767 offers 50 percent more floor space and nearly twice the volume of the 707.
Equipped for extended-range twin-engine operations (ETOPS), the 767 has enabled commercial airlines to realize economic benefits and retire less-efficient three- and four-engine airplanes from long-range routes.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/aircraft/b767.htm

 Tanker Decision
The freighter version of the 767, which will be utilized for the tanker configuration, was launched in 1993 with an order of 60 aircraft from United Parcel Service.
The 100-plane order is by far the largest Boeing has received for the 767 twin-engine widebody airframe, which entered commercial service in 1982.
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23 – After many months of negotiations, the Defense Department has approved an agreement with the Boeing Company to lease 100 767 aerial refueling tankers to begin replacing Air Force tankers that are now more than 40 years old.
www.house.gov /dicks/news/finaltankers.htm

 'Sweet Deal'
The 767 model can serve as an aerial tanker and Boeing has experience manufacturing tankers based on the 767 aircraft.
The 767 is a “dinosaur headed toward extinction” and the US military should probably wait for Boeing’s blended-wing design or buy Airbus A330.
Furthermore, the author mentions the blended-wing design by Boeing but doesn’t explain why he thinks it would be better to buy current aircraft models as opposed to leasing them and, possibly, waiting for the new-generation tankers.
www.aeronautics.ru /news/news002/news093.htm

 Boeing: Military Airplanes at Paris - 767TT
In configuring a commercial 767 for the tanker/transport mission, the main cabin is left free for cargo and/or passenger transportation, allowing for simultaneous refueling and airlift operations or on successive sorties without time-consuming reconfiguration of any kind.
It features military avionics, an automated director television system, a refueling operator control station, and an option for built-in auxiliary fuselage fuel tanks.
www.fortunebiz.com /Boeingparis97/paris-milair-kc767.html

 pogo.org Fill 'Er Up: Back-Door Deal for Boeing Will Leave the Taxpayer on Empty 05/2002 Project On Government Oversight
Because the new Boeing 767 tankers would be too large to fit in current Air Force hangers, the military would also need to spend another $1.1 billion to expand the size of the tanker hangers.
While the leasing of major weapons systems, aircraft, and ships are rare, the Boeing 767 lease proposal is not without precedent.
In a deal sizzling with the smell of political pork, Congress, in December 2001, gave the U.S. Air Force the authority to lease 100 commercial Boeing 767 wide body jets and convert them into refueling tanker aircraft.
www.pogo.org /p/contracts/co-020507-boeing.html

 Kevin Martin: Flight of fancy?
Boeing is offering to the Air Force the KC-767 (adapted from the airframe of it highly successful long range, wide bodied 767 Aircraft).
The 707 is also a narrow body airframe and it cargo and passenger capabilities are limited and overshadowed by later Boeing Aircraft such as the 747, 767 and 777.
Surviving non-military 707’s have mostly been relegated to cargo transports here in America as well as passenger and cargo transports in third world nations.
www.townhall.com /columnists/GuestColumns/printMartin20031031.shtml

 Boeing's 767 Tanker Aircraft Delivers More of Everything
Not only will the KC-767 represent a significant improvement in capability, it will also be a more reliable aircraft and, therefore, available more of the time for operations.
The proposed lease not only meets these criteria, but the improvements inherent in the 767 tanker ensure the American warfighter will have the most capable tanker available anywhere in the world.
Boeing’s 767 Tanker Aircraft Delivers More of Everything
www.boeing.com /news/releases/2003/q3/nr_030717b.html

 Aviation News Magazine - Boeing’s 767 Tanker
Assistant Editor Dino Carrara reviews the 767 Tanker Transport programme, launched by Boeing to offer an all-new refueller and capitalise on a growing need to replace older tankers.
The aim of these tests was to check the viability of the 767 as a platform for aerial refuelling by ensuring receivers could fly smoothly in the aircraft’s wake, crucial for the precise close formation manoeuvring required of receiver aircraft.
It also highlights that many runways around the world would limit the amount of fuel a tanker can carry on take-off, however the 767 would provide greater operational capability by being able to uplift more fuel.
www.airpictorial.com /pages/Boeings767Tanker.html

 www.GovExec.com - Hill interest keen as Air Force bases to get Boeing tankers (6/19/03)
The Air Force announced Wednesday that the 100 new KC-767 airborne refueling tankers it wants to lease from the Boeing Co. will be assigned to air wings based in Washington state, North Dakota and Florida.
The announcement not only helps protect their bases from the next military base-closing round in 2005, it allows the Air Force to shore up support from House and Senate appropriators as Congress prepares to review the service's controversial $16 billion deal to lease modified Boeing 767 jets.
With Boeing struggling through an industry downturn and flagging sales of its 767 passenger jets, he has argued that the Air Force deal is really a Boeing "bailout."
www.govexec.com /story_page.cfm?articleid=25913&printerfriendlyVers=1&

 Expanding the Tanker Fleet - Part 2
Herein lies the crux of the issue, in that the reskinning, structural repairs and rewiring required to give the 707s another 20 or more years of airframe life could prove to be as expensive as USD 65M per aircraft, pushing the price close to that of a very good used 747, 767 or Airbus.
The decisive issue which will lead to their retirement is dealing with corrosion, structural fatigue, electrical wiring deterioration and aging of other aircraft components, the repair costs alone being similar to the market value of a used 767 or 747 aircraft.
Like the 767, more spares may be required on long range over water operations to guard against mission aborts through engine failures.
f-111.net /CarloKopp/aar-expand-2.html

That would be bad for the U.S. military, which is looking at using the 767 not only to replace the entire KC-135 fleet, but also as a platform for the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and other special-mission aircraft, Aldridge said.
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Pentagon is moving forward with a controversial deal to lease 100 modified commercial Boeing 767 jets to replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of KC-135 tankers, a senior Pentagon official announced Friday.
In a meeting with Pentagon reporters, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Edward C. “Pete” Aldridge said that the Pentagon has negotiated a plan with Boeing that would provide for leasing 100 KC-767 aircraft for six years starting in 2006.
home.btclick.com /caab/2003-05-25Boeing.htm

 kingcountyjournal.com - Boeing Country: Boeing awaits KC-767 go-ahead
``If the contract is not received, these deferred costs will be charged to expense and the 767 accounting quantity and the gross margin would be reduced,'' according to the filing.
As of June 30, 2003, the amount of deferred costs was ``significant to our condensed consolidated financial statements.''
Boeing's SEC filing said the company incurred contract costs in the deal that were deferred on the assumption a contract would be received.
www.kingcountyjournal.com /sited/story/html/139638

The Air Force has proposed a lease of 100 Boeing 767 to replace KC-135 E-models.
"[W]hen the congress gave us pilot program authority to lease, this allowed the department to aggressively pursue a tanker design based on the 767 airframe before the commercial production line ended," said Michael W. Wynne, acting undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics.
A newly designed aircraft straight from the drawing board, on the other hand, would cost up to $250 million per plane versus about $100 million to $150 million for a 767.
www.ngaus.org /ngmagazine/refuelingdiscussion803.asp

 Taxpayers for Common Sense National Security Project
Contrary to the protestations of some lawmakers, it is unlikely that Boeing will shut down the 767 production line in the next couple years.
However, in spite of the drop in 767 sales, and Uncle Sam's credit record, Boeing hasn't offered its best price.
There are enough 767s on order to last until 2006, including seven for Japan Air Lines, an order announced over the weekend.
www.taxpayer.net /nationalsecurity/learnmore/testimony/2003-09-03-Ellis-Boeing.htm

 NGAUS Chairman of the Board of Directors Message
The KC-767 is a modified version of the 767 flown by several commercial airlines.
Most important, the KC-135E is projected to require 10-times the maintenance as the 767 over a 10-year period.
There are currently no 767s in the military; however, the Air Guard has hundreds of pilots and maintenance personnel who fly or work on this aircraft every day in their civilian jobs.
www.ngaus.org /ngmagazine/chairman1003.asp

 Rockwell Collins to supply primary avionics for 767 Tanker Transport program; anticipates more than $260 million in sales
Under terms of the agreement, the company will provide communications and navigation equipment, and will modify the commercial 767 display systems to incorporate military tanker mission capabilities.
Rockwell Collins to supply primary avionics for 767 Tanker Transport program; anticipates more than $260 million in sales
The Boeing Company has selected the Cedar Rapids-based company to provide key avionics and support for the new 767 Tanker Transport program.
www.openclip.net /news/page1614.html

 Air Force Magazine
Last fall, Boeing had announced that a lack of orders was forcing the company to shut down its 757 line and that the same fate awaited the 767 line if the Air Force tanker contract did not materialize before mid-December.
Shutting down the 767 line would increase the cost of any subsequent order for tankers, since the line would have to be reopened and its workers retrained and recertified—an expensive process.
In addition to counting on the 767 for tanker replacements, the service plans to base its next generation intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance aircraft, the E-10A Multisensor Command and Control Aircraft, on the 767 airframe.
www.afa.org /magazine/feb2004/0204tanker.asp

 Aerospace Daily STORY
Aldridge also directed the Air Force to develop a long-range replacement plan for all 544 KC-135s in the inventory.
Norman Dicks (D-Wash.) also hailed the lease proposal as a mechanism that "will save thousands of jobs on the 767 line."
www.aviationnow.com /avnow/news/channel_aerospacedaily_story.jsp?id=news/omb05273.xml

 Senator Sam Brownback
The KC-767 program's estimated annual domestic impact is $3 billion resulting in almost 30,000 direct domestic jobs in more than 35 states.
More Wichita Jobs – Brownback Pleased with Pentagon's Boeing 767 Announcement
WASHINGTON – As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback today said he is pleased with word from the Pentagon that will provide jobs for at least 1,000 people in the Wichita area.
brownback.senate.gov /record.cfm?id=204237

 3D ModelWORKS.COM - Interactive 3D Models and Textures - 3D Model Viewer 3D Viewer Page
Because of Boeing´s tanker expertise, the 767 Tanker Transport is a low risk solution.
The 767 Tanker Transport offers optimal fuel offload, making it the right-size platform for air refueling.
www.3dmodelworks.com /thumb-show.asp?MODEL=903

 Airliners.net Military: KC-777?
KC -767 will have a good bit of improvement not just in fuel load, passenger usefulness, and cargo, but it will require significantly less maintenance than the current fleet of 40 year old KC -135E's.
And as for supplying gas, the KC -767, if equipped like the KC -10 to conduct both boom and drogue refuelling, will be a much more capable refueller in places like Afghanistan, instead of using KC -135 boomers and VC -10s for the Navy birds.
The 767 and its puny cargo capacity after you place the necessary fuel tanks on it will not be much of a help to the already dwindling fleet.
www.airliners.net /discussions/military/read.main/20456

 Boeing 767 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boeing 767, a widebody jet, was introduced at around the same time as the 757, its narrowbody sister.
On the downside, as the 767 has a slightly narrower fuselage diameter than other wide-body aircraft (such as the Airbus A300 and A310), it is unable to carry ordinary Unit Load Devices, and instead has to use specially designed air freight containers and pallets.
The flight decks of the Boeing 757 and 767 are very similar and as a result, pilots rated in the 757 are also qualified to fly the 767 and vice versa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeing_767   (1142 words)

 Boeing KC-767 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boeing KC-767 Global Tanker Transport Aircraft (GTTA) is a next generation military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed primarily for the U.S. Air Force from the Boeing 767-200.
Boeing, teamed with BAE Systems and British Airways, has also offered the KC-767 to the UK's RAF for its Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft.
Boeing received the first order for the 767 Tanker Transport from Italy in 2001 for four aircraft.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boeing_KC-767   (657 words)

 100 Tankers
The first active duty base to receive the new 767 tankers will be Fairchild AFB, Wash. Deliveries will start in 2006, and the base eventually will have 32 KC-767s.
The 100 Boeing KC-767 aerial refueling aircraft to be leased by the Air Force would be divided among three bases, according to an initial tanker roadmap released by the service on June 18.
Aldridge suggested that, because the financially strapped Boeing might shut down its 767 line, the Air Force had a need to move quickly.
www.afa.org /magazine/Aug2003/0803tankers.asp   (657 words)

 StrategyPage.com: KC-767 advantages
I think the 767 frame will also be the one to eventually replace the 707 based AWACS models.
This will be a great replacement for the KC-135
I understand the lease deal for the TT's (Tanker Transports) will be for new build aircraft, not used ones, and will be arranged via Boeing's own leasing firm.
www.anyboard.net /gov/mil/tmf/archive/24911.html   (657 words)

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