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Boeing KC-767 Tanker manufactured for Italy makes the first in-flight refuelling test

Rome, Italy - Testing program over within the year

The Boeing KC-767 Tanker manufactured to be sold to Italy has made the first in-flight refuelling test with a USAF B-52 plane, using a fly-by-wire boom (a telescoping tube used to deliver fuel to military aircraft at a refueling capacity of 3,400 litres/minute). Moreover, the system is equipped with an Independent Disconnect System, allowing the boom operator to disconnect from the receiver aircraft...

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