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Aerial Refuelling Trials between KC-30A and F-22 Raptor Complete
A total of eight test flights were conducted and data are being analyzed to formulate the standard operating procedures when both types refuel in mid-air A Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) KC-30A aerial refueling tanker from No. 33 Squadron was at Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) in California from August to September for aerial refueling trials with the F-22. According to...
Boeing expected to block IAI’s bid to convert 767 into aerial tankers
IAI has secured deals to sell its 767 tanker to Brazil and Colombia and is a threat to Boeing as it is able to offer a tanker to Israel at a much lower price Sources told The Globes that Boeing will not grant permission to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to convert the 767 into an aerial refueling tanker for the...
A400M airlifter might never get all its features
France has praised A400M performance on operations in Africa, but the largest buyer Germany has criticized Airbus for failing to do what it promised Reuters has seen a document signed last week between Airbus and seven NATO nations (Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey) that allows the former to deliver the A400M airlifter without some of its promised...
100th ARW deploys KC-135 Stratotanker to Greece for first time
The KC-135 Stratotanker landing at the Athens International Airport in Greece was the first time landing at an international airport for all the pilots aboard the aircraft On Oct. 26, 2017, a U.S. Air Force (USAF) KC-135 Stratotanker and Hellenic Air Force (HAF) F-16s participated in an air to air refueling training mission over the Mediterranean Sea. As told by Airman...
USAF KC-135 tanker lands safely after having experienced auto pilot warning error over UK airspace
The KC-135 tanker was a transient aircraft from McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey A U.S. Air Force (USAF) KC-135 Stratotanker air-to-air refueller has declared an emergency over UK airspace. The tanker crew squawked the emergency #7700 code after having departed from RAF Mildenhall. According to the Flight Emergency monitoring service, the Boeing jet was at 11,000 feet and heading out...
Rare video showsUSAF B-52 strategic bomber refueling From French Air ForceC-135FR tanker
Seeing a B-52 refueling from a French Air Force C-135FR is quite a rare sight given that BUFFs typically refuel from USAF KC-135 and KC-10 tankers Taken on Sep. 25, 2017 the interesting video in this post feature a U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52H Stratofortress preparing for take-off at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England and then performing air-to-air refueling with...
U.S. Military could revise White House decision to dump Air Force One aerial refueling capability
The aircraft aerial refueling capability is crucial because the Air Force One would ensure a safe haven to the President of the United States (POTUS) in the event of a major war (such as a nuclear war) or a national disaster As we have recently reported, on Sep. 26, 2017 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford...
"If a tanker fell out you might have seen on the news how a couple of bombers had to land somewhere in Europe, or even worse, you might have seen a news report about two bombers lost in the North Atlantic." As reported by major media outlets in the late hours of Jan. 18, 2017 two U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-2...
The ruddevator torque tube was rotating within the bell crank, creating a lot of movement that shouldn’t have been there As explained by Airman 1st Class Sean Campbell, 92d Air Refueling Wing in his article Fairchild hydraulics Airmen correct 60-year-old KC-135 maintenance flaw, this spring, Airmen from the 92nd Maintenance Squadron hydraulics shop at Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB), WA,...

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