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Status Of Omega Tanker

Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:56 pm

Greetings, Did not see a thread on this

What is the Status of the Omega Tanker program, after the loss of N707AR I have not seen any of the other aircraft at KSAT. The Omega sign was removed from the building and the sole spare 707 airframe was moved to the far side of the field in San Antonio. I know that it was planned to convert more DC-10-40s for this purpose and was curious if the program is still on track or if there has been a replacement program activated.
 
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RE: Status Of Omega Tanker

Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:20 pm

Omega's 12 contract with the USN expired earlier this year. The Navy wants another 12 year contract, but does not have the money right now due to sequestration. Omega still has a few contracts with the RAF, RAAF and RCAF.
 
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RE: Status Of Omega Tanker

Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:18 am

Saw a 703 Omega on flightaware a few weeks ago. Somewhere in the SE USA I believe. Could be wrong though.
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RE: Status Of Omega Tanker

Mon Jul 22, 2013 2:20 pm

Quoting 4holer (Reply 2):
Saw a 703 Omega on flightaware a few weeks ago. Somewhere in the SE USA I believe. Could be wrong though.

You are probably correct. Omega is still flying some air refueling missions under individual contracts, it is just that their big 12 year contract has expired. Omega is just flying fewer hours now and fewer missions.
 
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RE: Status Of Omega Tanker

Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:16 pm

It appears one is also flying around the western US: http://flightaware.com/live/flight/O.../history/20130721/2200Z/DIKES/KNTD
 
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RE: Status Of Omega Tanker

Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:57 pm

Omega Air's maintenance base is at Brunswick GA (KBQK) and this is where its recent 707 acquisitions have been flown to.
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