Tanker airplanes. Italian Air Force extends relationship with Boeing
For maintenance and training
Boeing and the Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA) have signed an order for the company to continue providing full Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support to the Italian Air Force (ItAF) four KC-767A tanker airplanes through December 2025.
Under the contract, the company will deliver “tip to tail” support for the four ItAF refuelling tankers, including line and heavy maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), supply chain, engineering support, publications revisions, and flight and maintenance training.
The industry has provided integrated fleet support for the ItAF’s refueling tankers since 2011. The sustainment and training have enabled high utilization, including more than 9,000 missions, over 36,000 flight hours, and more than 123 million pounds of fuel offloaded. On average, ItAF KC-767s operate at twice the utilization rate per aircraft of legacy military tankers.
In recent years, Boeing’s sustainment and training have assisted critical missions including Operation "Inherent Resolve", the Operation "Aquila Omnia" evacuation missions from Kabul, and COVID-related missions to repatriate Italian citizens and transport vital supplies.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency