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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Maiden Flight: 21 May 2005
Total Production: 8
Unitary Cost: USD$200 million
Also Known As: KC-767J
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: KC-767
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2008
Maiden Flight: 21 May 2005
Total Production: 8
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Description: The KC-767 is a derivative of proven Boeing 767 commercial transport designed to perform tanker and transport missions. It is equipped with both the boom-and-receptacle and the hose-and-drogue aerial refueling systems which will enable the KC-767 to refuel all US and allied nations aircraft.

The Italian Air Force was the launch customer for the KC-767 tanker with four aircraft ordered. In 2003, Japan purchased four KC-767s. The Japanese aircraft will be designated KC-767J. In 2004, the US Air Force achieved an agreement for the leasing of 100 KC-767s until 2017, but this deal was suspended due to concerns on contracting activities between the Department of Defense and Boeing. Many other Air Forces worldwide are interested in the KC-767 tanker and cargo aircraft.

Boeing 767 aerial refueling/transport aircraft ordered by Japan and Italy are powered by General Electric's CF6-80C2 turbofan engines.

The first Boeing KC-767A tanker transport aircraft, one of four aircraft ordered by Italy, was unveiled at Boeing's facility in Wichita, Kansas, on February 24, 2005. This aircraft underwent structural modifications to conduct air refueling and tactical transport missions in support of the Italian Air Force beginning in April 2006, when the aircraft is expected to be delivered after completing flight testing and certification. The maiden flight, which lasted for more than one hour, occurred at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, May 21, 2005.

The early delivery estimate was set to Japan taking over its first KC-767 tanker in February and Italy its first tanker by mid-2006. Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) took over its first KC-767J tanker in February 2008.

On April 17, 2006 the Department of Defense granted the US Air Force with the authority to proceed with the KC-X tanker recapitalization program. Finally, the US Air Force awarded the new tanker contract to replace the KC-135 fleet to Northrop-Grumman KC-30/KC-45A aircraft on February 29, 2008.

KC-767A Specifications

Number of Engines: 2
Max Takeoff Thrust: 127,000 pound (57,607 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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KC-767A News

There are 35 news between
23 May 2003 and 22 Dec 2017
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Friday, December 22, 2017Japan Air Self-Defense Force Orders a Boeing KC-46 Tanker Aircraft
Friday, July 6, 2012C-27J Conducts First Flight Refueling from KC-767A Tanker Aircraft
Tuesday, May 17, 2011KC-767A Tanker Officially Enters Service with the Italian Air Force
Monday, March 8, 2010Northrop Grumman/EADS Team Drops US Tanker Program
Tuesday, January 12, 2010Japan Ministry of Defense Takes Delivery of Fourth KC-767 Tanker
Friday, September 25, 2009US Air Force Announces KC-X Acquisition Program Decision in the Summer 2010
Wednesday, September 16, 2009US Secretary of Defense Announces Return of KC-X Aerial Tanker Program
Monday, September 14, 2009Boeing Details KC-7A7 Aerial Tanker Capabilities to US Air Force KC-X Program
Tuesday, May 26, 2009First Three KC-767J Aerial Refueling Tankers Achieve IOC with Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Friday, February 27, 2009Boeing Transfers Third KC-767J Tanker to Itochu

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Originally, US Air Force agreed to lease 100 KC-767 Tankers in 2003. This agreement was cancelled in 2006 paving the way for KC-X tanker replacement program which was awarded to Northrop Grumman KC-45A on Feb. 29, 2008.

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