Tuesday, November 9, 2010

DTN News: Colombian Air Force Inducted Air Refueling Tanker From Israel

Defense News: DTN News: Colombian Air Force Inducted Air Refueling Tanker From Israel
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources
(NSI News Source Info) TEL AVIV, Israel - November 10, 2010: Israel Aerospace Industries has delivered a converted B767-200ER Multi-Mission Tanker Transport to the Colombian air force.
The aircraft, which has refueling capabilities, was converted by IAI's Bedek Aviation Group.

"We are proud and honored to deliver the Air Refueling B767 to the Colombian government and its air force," said Itzhak Nissan, Bedek Aviation Group's general manager. "The B767 MMTT configuration was jointly defined by IAI teams and Colombian air force pilots and officers to provide the best capabilities for both air refueling and transport missions.

The MMTT aircraft successfully completed flight tests, including in-flight refueling of Kfir/C10 fighter aircraft, also produced by IAI.

Israel Aerospace Industries' Bedek Aviation Group is a leading supplier of aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul and conversion services on a variety of commercial and military aircraft, engines and components.

IAI said Bedek's passenger-to-freighter conversion product line also includes: B737-300, B737-400, B767-200, and B747-400 aircraft.

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