Thursday, February 4, 2010

IAI Unveils Plans to Convert used Boeing 767-200s into Tanker-Transports


By Stephen Trimble

Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) aircraft conversion specialist Bedek has unveiled plans to launch a new tanker-transport for the global market based on used Boeing 767-200s.Bedek had launched the 767 multi-mission tanker transport (MMTT) programme even before the Israeli government announced plans in November to acquire such an aircraft, an IAI executive says at the Singapore Airshow............Flight Global

1 comments:

A330 MRTT vs 767 MMTT.

767 tanker makes sense for the Israeli to haul a small fleet (n<20) over long distant but not for countries that need to refuel a large fleet (n>20) and STAY ON ORBIT if need over long distant. Moreover, IDF uses aerial tanker mainly on unusual circumstances (oversea deployment, exercise & long-range strike) vs USAF to use it on a regular basis; airframe wear n' tear wouldn't be as severe over the tanker's lifespan than for USAF tanker's lifespan.

Just saying/an observation.

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