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You Can Buy This Ex-Royal Air Force TriStar Tanker For $1.75M

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Over the last decade, the Royal Air Force has made some very deep budget cuts while also trying to modernize its much smaller aircraft fleet. Part of this plan saw its Lockheed L-1011 based TriStars being retired. Not to worry, because you can now buy one for $1.75M! Read more...

Watch This Air Tanker Yaw Like Mad While Dropping Fire Retardant

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There have been some fantastic air tanker drop videos this year, including the DC-10 Very Large Air Tanker (VLAT) laying down miles of fire retardant under horrible visibility, but this P-3 Orion (or L-188 Electra?) yawing all over the place while spewing slurry takes the cake! Read more...

Delta Airlines’ Refining Arm Charters Jones Act Tanker

Delta Air Lines Inc's refining unit has chartered a U.S.-flagged oil tanker for the first time, allowing it to tap directly into cheap Texas shale oil as the company overhauls its supply strategy. The post Delta Airlines’ Refining Arm Charters Jones Act Tanker appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Jones Act Tanker Chartered for Airline Refinery

Delta Air Lines Inc's refining unit has chartered a U.S.-flagged oil tanker for the first time, allowing it to tap directly into cheap Texas shale oil as the company overhauls its supply strategy.

Responses fuel South Korean tanker battle

We can look forward to the big two tanker manufacturers going toe-to-toe at the Farnborough air show in just over a fortnight’s time, with Airbus and Boeing having submitted responses to a request for proposals for South Korea’s in-flight refuelling requirement. Seoul doesn’t have any tankers, but wants the capability to provide support for its […]

Saudi Air Force Completes Transatlantic F-15 Deployment for Red Flag 2014

Airbus Defence and Space has congratulated the Royal Saudi Air Force on its successful deployment of eight F-15 fighters to the USA for Red Flag 2014 through the use of its new fleet of Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker […]

Refueling an F-16 in the middle of the night looks scary as hell

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

This video doesn't show much—and that's why it's so damn scary: Two US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon jets approach a KC-135 tanker for refueling in the middle of the night. With no moonlight, the pilots and the fuel boom operator can only see the lights as they get closer and closer until they connect. Read more...

Brazil Picks IAI’s K-767 MMTT as its Next Aerial Tanker

Colombian K-767 MMTT(click to view full) Brazil took long enough to modernize its future fighter fleet, and they’re waiting even longer to modernize another important air force capability. Their KC-137 Boeing 707 derivatives were built in the 1960s, and Brazil took delivery in 1986. In 2008, Brazil’s air force general staff (EMAER) launched the KC-X2 […]

The World's Only KC-747 Tanker Is Flown By The Iranian Air Force

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There are some big tanker aircraft flying around the world, including those based on the DC-10, 767 and Russia's IL-76 design. Yet the largest aerial refueler of them all is based on the iconic Boeing 747, a symbol of American might and ingenuity. Ironically, it flies for none other than the Iranian Air Force. Read more...

Korean Air Refueling: Competition Afoot

KAL A330-200(click to view full) South Korea is moving to buy 4 long-range aerial refueling tankers with secondary transport capabilities, with a budget of WON 2 billion (about $1.8 billion). That capability isn’t a huge priority on the Korean peninsula itself, but it’s very useful for international operations. It’s useful as a way of projecting […]

As wildfire fear rises, US tanker fleet incomplete

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a vast swath of the West primed for wildfires, federal foresters are preparing for the worst with a budget that might run dry and a fleet of air tankers that in some cases aren't ready for takeoff.

Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

The top three acquisition priorities for the Air Force are the KC-46A aerial tanker, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Long Range Strike Bomber, officials told members of Congress during a hearing of House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on […]

Qatar’s Air Force Multipliers: Aerial Tankers and AEW&C

UAE KC-30 concept(click to view full) At the end of DIMDEX 2014 in late March, reports surfaced that Qatar had embarked on a major shopping spree, buying advanced air defense systems, anti-tank missiles, fast boats, and a mix of utility, attack, and naval helicopters. They also made a pair of high-end aerial purchases with far-reaching […]

Qatar Selects Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport

Airbus Defence and Space has been selected by Qatar to supply two A330 MRTT new generation air-to-air refuelling aircraft for the Qatar Emiri Air Force. Qatar’s choice of the A330 MRTT makes it the seventh nation to select the type ...

Ta-ra to “Timmy”

The Royal Air Force’s tanker/transport fleet transition took another big step earlier this week, when the last operational sorties were performed with its Lockheed L-1011 TriStars. These included providing tanker support for a detachment...Show More Summary

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