Boeing on Monday delivered the second KC-767 Tanker to Japan’s Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), two weeks after delivering the first refueling aircraft to the Japanese military.
The KC-767 made the 13-hour non-stop flight to Gifu, Japan, near Nagoya, from Wichita, near Boeing’s tanker modification center.
Japan has ordered four convertible freighter 767s, providing flexibility in carrying cargo or passengers while maintaining its primary role as an aerial refueling tanker. It features Boeing’s advanced aerial refueling boom and Remote Aerial Refueling Operator (RARO II) system. Boeing is scheduled to deliver the remaining two refueling aircraft in 2009 and 2010.
Boeing also is building four tankers for Italy with delivery of the first aircraft planned in 2008.
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