Airbus to Deliver South Korea’s First Aerial Refueling Tanker This Month

November 2, 2018 @ 12:32 PM

South Korean Air Force will get its first Airbus A330 MRTT Aerial refueling tanker by the middle of the current month allowing it to increase the operational radius of its fighter aircraft. The aerial refueling tanker will undergo acceptance tests for one month after delivery to confirm quality requirements specified for...

Boeing Plans to Deliver First KC-46 Tanker by Year-end

November 1, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

Boeing is planning to deliver the first KC-46 tanker aircraft by year end even as they are in preparation for the start of Initial Operational Test and Evaluation work next year. According to United States federal documents published last month, the first delivery could come as early as the middle of...

Boeing Wins $2.8B USAF Contract For 18 KC-46 Tankers

September 11, 2018 @ 07:41 AM

The US Air Force has won a $2.8 billion worth contract to Boeing for additional 18 KC-46 tankers, the Department of defense announced Monday

India’s Tejas Combat Aircraft Refueled in Air by IL78 Tanker

September 11, 2018 @ 05:00 AM

Indias Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas, has successfully completed mid-air refueling engagement today by transferring 1900 Kgs fuel from an Indian Air Force (IAF) IL78 mid-air refueling tanker. The refueling was carried out at an altitude of 20000 ft

Boeing May Deny Permission for 767 Conversion to Israeli Air Force Tankers

August 7, 2018 @ 03:27 PM

Boeing may prevent Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) from converting used 767 aircraft to in-flight refueling tankers configuration for the Israeli Air Force (IAF), according to a report by

Israel Eyes Fighters, Helicopters Purchase from Boeing using US Military Aid

July 27, 2018 @ 08:53 AM

Israel is planning to buy aircraft worth $11 billion that include a squadron each of F-15 fighter jets with upgraded stealth features, cargo helicopters and aerial refuelling planes from Boeing using the United States military aid. This will be the largest-ever acquisition by Israel

L3 Vertex Receives Contract For Kuwaiti KC-130J Work

July 18, 2018 @ 08:27 AM

The Pentagon has awarded a foreign military sales contract to Mississippi-based L3 Vertex Aerospace LLC to provide Kuwait with maintenance and logistics on the KC-130J Hercules tanker aircraft. “L3 Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is awarded $8,479,381 for modification P00001 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost contract (N00019-17-C-0080) to exercise an option to provide logistics and supply support as well as organizational and authorized intermediate level aircraft maintenance on three KC-130J aircraft in support of the government of Kuwait,” the Department of defense announced Tuesday

Airbus Performs First Automatic Air-To-Air Refuelling Contact With Large Aircraft Receiver

July 12, 2018 @ 09:03 AM

Airbus Defence and Space successfully demonstrated an Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refuelling of a fighter with another world-first – the same operation performed with a large receiver aircraft. In a joint operation with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Airbus A310 company development tanker performed seven automatic contacts with a RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport

New Russian Aerial Refueling Tanker To Begin Flight Tests In July

May 29, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

Russias new aerial refueling tanker will likely undergo first flight tests in July, Ilyushin Aircraft Company First Deputy CEO Pavel Cherenkov said on Monday. "The Il-78M-90A aircraft built at the Ulyanovsk-based Aviastar-SP Aviation Enterprise is now undergoing its stage of ground trials that include, in particular, a check of its fuel system

Germany to Buy Six C-130J Transporters, Refuelers for $1.4 B

May 5, 2018 @ 05:02 AM

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Germany of three Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 aircraft and three (3) KC-130J aircraft for an estimated cost of $1.40 billion

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Completes FAA Certification Flight Testing

April 27, 2018 @ 03:09 PM

Boeings KC-46 tanker program has completed all required Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) flight tests following a successful refueling/communications flight with a C-17 Globemaster III. The STC encompasses the military systems installed on the 767-2C aircraft to make it a tanker, and is one of two required FAA airworthiness certifications

IAF Issues Tender For Six Mid-air Refuelers For Third Time

January 26, 2018 @ 12:54 PM

The Indian Air Force has issued tender for purchase at least six midair refuelers that could cost over $2 billion, after two failed attempts to induct new tankers. This will be the third tender for tankers in the last 10 years, with the previous two failing to end up as contracts due to price complications