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Air Tanker RFI Due This Week  
User currently offlineTropicBird From United States of America, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

Interesting article from Aviation Week on pending air tanker RFI. The USAF is looking for input from not just Boeing and Airbus but others such as "service providers". It will be an interesting process to watch. The link is below.

http://www.aviationnow.com/avnow/new...t_story.jsp?id=news/aw042406p2.xml

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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 21 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Hmmmm, make the choice in the summer of 2007, and fund the first 3 new tankers in FY-08? That is only 3 months apart.

Something just doesn't look right.


User currently offlineTropicBird From United States of America, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

The RFI is out and here is the link..

http://www1.fbo.gov/spg/USAF/AFMC/AS...%2DRTA%2DKC%2DX%2DRFI/listing.html


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

Seems like the USAF is asking for every possible option;

New build medimum size tankers (KC-767?, KC-30?, B-787-800/-900?)

New build large size tankers (B-747-400ERF/-800F?, B-777-200LRF?, A-340-500/-600?)

All new builds will work up to producing 15 aircraft per year.

Use commerical aircraft converted to tankers (B-747-400?, MD-11F?, A-330-200/-300? B-767-200ER/-300ER? A-340-300?)

Rebuild existing KC-135Es through modification or upgrade to KC-135Rs.

Commerical venture to take on some USAF Air Refueling tasks (training, etc.)

This leaves me thinking they have no idea how much money they will get from Congress.


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