The Boeing KC-767 is a military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed from the Boeing 767-200ER.

Boeing KC-767A Tanker MMTT "2005"

RoleAir-to-air tanker
ManufacturerBoeing Integrated Defense Systems
First flight21 May 2005
StatusIn service
Primary usersItalian Air Force
Japan Air Self-Defense Force
Colombian Air Force
Brazilian Air Force
Produced2003–present
Number built11
Developed fromBoeing 767
Developed intoBoeing KC-46 Pegasus

 

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"2005"

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"2005"

The Boeing KC-767 is a military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed from the Boeing 767-200ER. The tanker received the designation KC-767A, after being selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) initially to replace older KC-135Es. In December 2003, the contract was frozen and later canceled due to corruption allegations.

The tanker was developed for the Italian and Japanese air forces, who ordered four tankers each. Financing of the development of the aircraft has largely been borne by Boeing, in the hope of receiving major orders from the USAF. Boeing’s revised KC-767 proposal to the USAF was selected in February 2011 for the KC-X program under the designation KC-46.

Design

At the start of the 2000s a considerable and sudden increase in their maintenance costs was leading the U.S. Air Force to run a procurement program for the replacement of around 100 of its oldest KC-135E Stratotankers. Most USAF KC-135s are of the updated KC-135R variant.

In early 2002 the USAF began negotiations with Boeing on the lease of tankers based on the Boeing 767 after it considered the Airbus A330-based tanker, the KC-330, to be more costly and a higher technical risk. The USAF said that an assessment of the two types “shows that the EADS offering presents a higher-risk technical approach and less preferred financial arrangement”. It also said that the larger KC-330 “does not bring with it a commensurate increase in available air-refuelling offload”.

 

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Boeing KC-767A Tanker "2005""

KC-767A
Tanker variant of the 767-200 for the United States Air Force, order cancelled but four similar aircraft built for the Italian Air Force.
KC-767J
Designation for the KC-767A built for the Japan Air Self Defence Force, four built.
KC-46A
Tanker variant of the 767-2C for the United States Air Force.
767 MMTT
Multi Mission Tanker Transport is a conversion of the Boeing 767 by Bedek Aircraft Division of Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI). The first 767 MMTT was converted in June 2010 with the addition of wing refueling pods, and a side cargo door. The variant can perform aerial tanker, cargo, and VIP transport duties. The Colombian Air Force took delivery of one 767 MMTT in 2010

Specifications

  • Crew: 3: 2 pilots, 1 boom operator
  • Capacity: up to 200 passengers or 19 463L pallets
  • Length: 159 ft 2 in (48.5 m)
  • Wingspan: 156 ft 1 in (47.6 m)
  • Height: 52 ft 0 in (15.8 m)
  • Empty weight: 181,610 lb (82,377 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 395,000 lb (186,880 kg)
  • Maximum Fuel Load: 160,660 lb (72,877 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × GE CF6-80C2 turbofan, 60,200 lbf (268 kN) thrust 
  • Maximum speed: 570 mph (915 km/h, 500 kn) Mach 0.86
  • Cruise speed: 530 mph (851 km/h, 460 kn) Mach 0.80
  • Range: 7,600 mi (12,200 km, 6,385 nmi) ; global with in flight refueling
  • Service ceiling: 40,100 ft (12,200 m) 
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The Boeing KC-767 is a military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft developed from the Boeing 767-200ER.