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  • Israel Buys Brazilian 707 to Cannibalize for Aging Tanker Aircraft Fleet

    05/10/2017 8:11:39 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    Haaretz ^ | May 10, 2017 | Gili Cohen
    The Israel Air Force tanker aircraft are nearing the age of 60, so the Israeli army bought a Boeing 707 from the Brazilian air force to use for parts. The air force is proud of its fleet of several tanker aircraft. They broke the record for the longest Israeli military flight when they covered a distance of 10,000 consecutive kilometers. However, these planes, which are required for long-range missions in various countries like Iran, are getting on. The youngest one is the Re’em (Boeing 707) at 35 years, while the oldest one was manufactured in 1958. Old planes mean mishaps,...
  • Plane Crashes at Point Mugu Naval Air Station

    05/18/2011 6:46:23 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 75 replies
    KNBC ^ | 5-18-11 | Scott Weber
    A military aircraft crashed at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County Wednesday afternoon. A Boeing 707 fuel tanker carrying 158,000 pounds of jet fuel crashed shortly after take-off around 5:25 p.m. and burst into flames. 3 people were reportedly onboard. All were able to escape with minor injuries, according to Teri Reid, an Air Station spokesperson. 13 emergency units initially responded to the fire. Ventura County Fire Department brought in a water dropping helicopter to battle the blaze. The cause of the accident was under investigation.
  • Boeing Tanker Crashes on Takeoff at California Naval Air Station

    05/18/2011 7:21:55 PM PDT · by NYFreeper · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 18, 2011
    VENTURA, Calif. -- An airbase spokesman says a Boeing 707 tanker has crashed on takeoff at Point Mugu Naval Air Station in Ventura County.
  • DRS contracted for E-6 support

    01/27/2011 11:58:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | 1/27/2011 | UPI
    U.S. Navy program for its E-6 aircraft will receive contractor logistics support from New Jersey's DRS Technologies. The award for the Take Charge and Move out program and the E-6 Airborne Command Post fleet carries a fixed firm-price value of $43.5 million. However, if all options of the Naval Air Systems Command contract are exercised, total value is more than $242 million. "We are extremely pleased to be joining Team TACAMO to support this strategic U.S. Navy platform and mission," said Al Dietrich, president of DRS' C3 & Aviation Company. "To address aviation maintenance, modifications and logistics support opportunities, such...
  • IAF to get midair refueling tanker

    01/22/2011 10:35:20 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 01/21/2011 | YAAKOV KATZ
    IAF to get midair refueling tanker By YAAKOV KATZ 21/01/2011 Capability needed for possible strike on Iran; Boeing 707 will be converted into a midair refueling tanker. Bracing for a possible confrontation with Iran, the IAF is set to receive a major boost to its long-range capabilities later this month with the expected arrival of a Boeing 707 that will be converted into a midair refueling tanker. The air force bought the plane several months ago and it will be sent to Israel Aerospace Industries, where it will be reconfigured. RELATED: As Iran talks begin, Israel urges forceful action IAF...
  • Major AWACS upgrade begins

    11/20/2010 8:28:27 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    USAF ^ | 11/19/2010 | Patty Welsh
    The next step in the largest block upgrade in the history of the E-3 Sentry, or Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft occurred Nov. 18 at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., when the first aircraft receiving the block 40/45 modification was inducted by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. New mission software will enhance tracking and combat identification capabilities, in addition to providing operators with a better picture of the battlespace. "This modification replaces a mission computer system originally installed in the 1970s," said Maj. Brett Johnson, the AWACS the 40/45 Production chief. "The new system will have an open,...
  • Israel shelves tanker replacement plans

    07/07/2010 4:56:09 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 7/7/2010 | Arie Egozi
    The Israeli air force has shelved plans to find a near-term replacement for its Boeing 707 tankers. A senior air force source says that after evaluating the possible alternatives, a decision has been taken to retain the current fleet of converted aircraft. Other options under consideration had included modifying Boeing 767s and the Gulfstream G550 business jet, which has already been adapted for Israeli use as a surveillance platform. The air force's existing 707 tankers were converted by Israel Aerospace Industries and two years ago underwent a Honeywell glass cockpit upgrade. This introduced six multifunction displays, new communications equipment and...
  • USAF Extends Service Life of First Aircraft in Navy E-6 Fleet

    06/24/2010 11:38:08 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Defense Talk ^ | 6/23/2010 | AFMS/Defensetalk
    Airmen from the 566th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron completed work on extending the service life of the first of 16 Navy E-6B Mercury aircraft June 15. The E-6Bs are flown by members of the Strategic Communications Wing ONE, whose primary mission is airborne communication with Navy submarines. It also serves as an airborne command post for U.S. Strategic Command. Officials said the maintenance process had its share of ups and downs as the first aircraft warranted more attention than usual, but mechanics don't anticipate that to be the case for the remaining 15 aircraft. "We really aggressively pursued and accomplished success...
  • John Travolta's Dogs Killed In Airport Accident

    05/18/2010 10:21:58 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 111 replies · 3,144+ views
    CBS ^ | 05-18-2010 | ???
    NEW YORK (CBS/AP) John Travolta's two family dogs were killed after being struck by an airport service vehicle at Maine's Bangor International Airport. This event comes a little more than a year after Travolta and his wife, actress Kelly Preston, lost their son, Jett, who died after suffering from a seizure while vacationing with them in the Bahamas. In a statement released to the Bangor Daily News, city officials said, "An airport service pickup truck was approaching the airplane to service the airplane and did not see the dogs. Unfortunately, the dogs were struck and killed. The airport is investigating...
  • Israel Bolsters KC-707 Refueling Fleet

    01/14/2010 8:34:50 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies · 590+ views ^ | Jan 14, 2010 | Alon BenDavid
    Israel Bolsters KC-707 Refueling Fleet Jan 14, 2010 By Alon BenDavid Nevatim AB, Israel With the threat of a conflict with Iran looming, the Israeli air force has augmented its fleet of KC-707 (“Re’em”) aerial refueling aircraft with an eighth tanker, bolstering the strike capacity the country would have if it tries to undertake a raid on Teheran’s nuclear facilities. The $23-million contract to reconfigure the aircraft was awarded to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in late 2008, as part of a strategic effort to rapidly enhance the country’s long-range strike capabilities. “Many of the air force’s current missions require extended...
  • A Chronology of Explosions in London

    07/07/2005 10:59:37 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies · 1,113+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | July 07, 2005 at 10:55:37 PDT | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Timeline of attacks in London. Times listed are local; London is five hours ahead of Eastern Daylight Time. 8:51 a.m.: London Underground train explodes 100 yards into a tunnel outside Moorgate station in the financial district in east London. Seven killed. 8:56 a.m.: Explosion near the King's Cross station in north London. Twenty-one killed. 9:17 a.m.: Explosion near Edgware Road station. Five killed. 9:47 a.m.: Double-decker bus explodes near Tavistock Square. Undetermined number of fatalities. Source: London police.
  • Russia: Soviets Ordered Korean Airliner Shot Down in 1978

    06/29/2005 5:41:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 3,047+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/29/05 | Chung Byung-sun
    Soviets Ordered Korean Airliner Shot Down in 1978 A KAL 707 airliner heading to Seoul from Paris was forced down on a frozen lake 200 miles south of Murmansk after it strayed off course into Soviet airspace on April 21, 1978. During the forced landing, fire from a Soviet jetfighter killed two and wounded 13./Chosun Ilbo DB MOSCOW -- A Korean Airlines (KAL) Boeing 707 carrying 110 passengers and crew from Paris to Seoul that was forced to land in Murmansk after it went off course in 1978 came under missile fire from a Soviet jetfighter, it was revealed Tuesday....
  • Former Boeing President Malcolm Stamper dies

    06/16/2005 8:58:36 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 17 replies · 433+ views
    Associated Press via the Miami Herald ^ | Posted on Thu, Jun. 16, 2005 | ELIZABETH M. GILLESPIE
    SEATTLE - Malcolm Stamper, a Georgia Tech graduate who became president of The Boeing Co. after spearheading the development of the 747 jumbo jet, has died at age 80. An active civic leader who started a children's book publishing company as soon as he retired, Stamper died in his sleep in his Seattle home Tuesday after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, his family said Thursday. Born in Detroit, Stamper grew up poor. His father supported the family by painting cars on the factory floor for Ford Motor Co. A hardworking and gifted student, Stamper graduated high school at...
  • Boeing To Move 707 Air Force One To Reagan Library

    03/21/2003 3:20:58 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 10 replies · 810+ views
    Boeing Website ^ | March 21, 2003 | Boeing
    Boeing To Move 707 Air Force One To Reagan Library ST. LOUIS, March 21, 2003 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced today the disassembly of a historic Boeing 707 that flew for 28 years in presidential service as an Air Force One. Used extensively by President Ronald Reagan during his eight years in the White House, this famous airplane will be moved to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. where it will take up permanent residency. Boeing, California's largest private employer and manufacturer of the Boeing 707, has agreed to lead Operation Homeward Bound, and move the airplane...