Boeing and Italian Air Force extend agreement for KC-767A tanker support

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Boeing announced that it is extending its agreement with the Italian Air Force (ItAF) to provide  full Performance Based Logistics (PBL) support to the ItAF’s four KC-767A tankers through December 2025.

In a statement dated August 3, 2022, Boeing said that it will deliver “tip to tail” support for the four ItAF refueling tankers, including line and heavy maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO), supply chain, engineering support, publications revisions, and flight and maintenance training.

“We have exceeded our KC-767 strategic partnership requirements to date and will continue to support Italian industry under this new contract,”Indra Duivenvoorde, Senior Director, Boeing Government Services Europe & Israel said in a statement. 

Duivenvoorde added: “And Boeing remains committed to continuing our excellent relationship with the Italian defense forces and industry.”

Since 2011, Boeing has been providing integrated fleet support for the ItAF’s refueling tankers.

According to the American aircraft manufacturer, the sustainment and training it provided to ItAF 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. 

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