Refueling Tanker Ready For Japan

February 14th, 2008  
Team Infidel

Topic: Refueling Tanker Ready For Japan

Seattle Times
February 14, 2008
Boeing completed certification Wednesday of its 767 military refueling tanker for the Japanese Air Force. The plane maker expects to deliver the first tanker to Japan within days.
That's a year late because of performance issues that emerged in flight test. Still, finally delivering it is a boost for Boeing's contention that it has an edge in the U.S. Air Force tanker competition.
"This clearly demonstrates our ability to work through challenging issues and deliver to a customer," said Boeing tanker spokesman Bill Barksdale "We just need our Japan customer to give us final approval and we're ready to deliver the tanker."

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