Italian KC-767 tanker slips

by: Matthew Potter
September 9, 2008

Category: Boeing, Contract Awards, Italy, logistics, Military Aviation, production program, U.S. Air Force | RSS 2.0

Boeing will face financial penalties from Italy as delivery of their KC-767 tankers have slipped 36 months. Originally planned for a 2005 delivery the first won’t be ready until late 2008. Issues with the pod holding the drogue refueling system and also meeting some of the Italian specific requirements that are set higher then the FAA’s have caused the delays. This will not help with the Boeing bid on the USAF new tanker.

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