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Buffet Problems For Italian KC-767  
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12640 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3620 times:
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In today's electronic FI, it's reported that delivery of Italy's first KC-767 will be delayed until mid-2007.

The delay has been caused by an "unexpected" buffet problem on the wing-mounted refuelling pods.


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3591 times:

Well i'd suggest getting some external caterers in if their chefs cant handle it.

Odd place to put a meal though.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

Known in the industry for some time but strongly denied here on a.net by the "Boeing always does better then promised" believers..

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...ilitary/read.main/46003/6/#ID46003


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Quoting Keesje (Reply 2):
Known in the industry for some time but strongly denied here on a.net by the "Boeing always does better then promised" believers..

Oh please get off your anti-Boeing horse, Keesje. Care to make any comments about the RAAF A-330MRTT program?

The wing buffeting problem because of the wingtip refueling pods was a problem. Boeing had corrected it a few months ago, by extending the struts supporting the refueling pods about 6" (152mm). The Italian AF #1 KC-767 was not suppose to be delivered until 2007, anyway. The Italians are suppose to take delivery of the #2 tanker before the #1 tanker. The #1 airplane stays in flight testing, then will be refurbished before delivery. The Italians will begin their training on the #2 airplane.


User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3310 times:

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 3):
The Italian AF #1 KC-767 was not suppose to be delivered until 2007, anyway.

Italian orders were placed in 2001 with first delivery in 2004, with the others to follow in 2005 and 2006. Nobody seems to remember.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/30685_tanker10.shtml


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

That was a story from July 2001. A lot of things changed since then. One of those was when Italy wanted to go for the two wingtip refueling pods and an air refueling boom. The drawing in that story show the wingtip pods, but a centerline refueling drogue.

http://www.boeing.com/ids/globaltanker/program/index.html

According to Boeing, the first KC-767 went to Witchata in 2003 and rolled out in 2005. It is in flight testing now. The Italian AF will take delivery of the #2 KC-767 late this year, then the #1 airplane next year.


User currently offlineTropicBird From United States of America, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

The latest issue of Aviation Week has a lengthy story about this issue. Delivery of the first plane has been delayed because of this problem which Boeing said has been fixed. However (speaking from memory) I believe the fix has to be flight tested along with the boom and pod system this summer.

Something like that.


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