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Buffet Problems For Italian KC-767

Mon May 22, 2006 4:56 pm

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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RE: Buffet Problems For Italian KC-767

Mon May 22, 2006 7:59 pm

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

Odd place to put a meal though.
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RE: Buffet Problems For Italian KC-767

Mon May 22, 2006 8:25 pm

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
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RE: Buffet Problems For Italian KC-767

Tue May 23, 2006 7:30 am

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.
 
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RE: Buffet Problems For Italian KC-767

Tue May 23, 2006 9:43 pm

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
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RE: Buffet Problems For Italian KC-767

Wed May 24, 2006 4:15 pm

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.
 
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RE: Buffet Problems For Italian KC-767

Thu May 25, 2006 12:00 am

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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