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Boeing in USAF Tanker Deal
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 29 Nov , 2010

Boeing claims that its offer for the USAF tanker program, based on its 767, would satisfy all 372 mandatory USAF requirements.


The Company said its offering would be more cost-effective to own and operate than the larger and heavier Tanker being offered by EADS. The NewGen tanker would include a digital flight deck featuring Boeing 787 Dreamliner electronic displays and a cockpit-design philosophy that places the pilot in command rather than allowing computer software to limit combat manoeuverability.

The Tanker would also feature an advanced KC-10 boom with an expanded refueling envelope, increased fuel offload rate and fly-by-wire control system.

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