Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New Boeing Tanker Ad Campaign

To counter the KC-30 team's Built. Tested. Flown. misinformation campaign we are told that today Boeing will launch ads to show that they most certainly have more than a paper design.

While the tanker delivered to Japan is a slightly different configuration of the 767 than that proposed to the Air Force, unlike the KC-30 tanker, it was been tested and certified by the FAA.

In fact, the Japanese 767 tanker is far more mature than the EADS Australian tanker program. The KC-30 team has yet to pass fuel in flight on any A330 tanker.

Also, the EADS D-1 tanker that was scheduled to be delivered to the US Air Force has none of the modifications or additions to the green A330 (cargo door, freighter floor, refueling systems, defensive systems, military com gear, etc.)have been made to their "completed" Air Force tanker.

If the KC-30 team was truthful it would put out an ad that said their tanker is Partially Built, Somewhat Tested, Flown in a Configuration far less than Complete.

It may not be catchy, but at least it would have been honest.

2 comments:

george hanshaw said...

In fact, the Japanese 767 tanker is far more mature than the EADS Australian tanker program. The KC-30 team has yet to pass fuel in flight on any A330 tanker.


Absolutely true. The second A330 has just been delivered to Quantas for conversion.

http://www.aero-news.net/index.cfm?ContentBlockID=d52dd059-3b43-46cf-ae2d-923b6cda8da3&

The First RAAF aircraft has barely finished Phase I testing.
http://www.aero-news.net/news/military.cfm?ContentBlockID=6ada0ee6-736f-4e2e-a0cb-6a8c0001c218&Dynamic=1

They HOPE to deliver the first one sometime in 2009.

Anonymous said...

In fact, the Japanese 767 tanker is far more mature than the EADS Australian tanker program. The KC-30 team has yet to pass fuel in flight on any A330 tanker.

What will we hear from Boeing after the first A330 passed fuel through its boom?

There is still no A330 tanker in service!

After the first A330 tankers entered service?

No A330 tanker ever was used during combat action.

After the first war?

No A330 tanker ever refueled a KC-767AT!