Report to the Congressional Defense Committees on KC-767A Air Refueling Aircraft Multi-Year Lease Pilot ProgramUS Air Force July 10, 2003 -- "This report begins with the operational requirement for air refueling and the challenges/risks faced today by our nation's aging air refueling fleet, showing the urgent need to begin recapitalization. Next it discusses a number of alternatives that were analyzed as possible solutions to meet that need. This report then compares the merits of leasing versus buying as acquisition strategies to accelerate the recapitalization effort with the selected platform, the KC-767A. Finally, it details the proposed lease agreement that fields 100 tankers five years faster than the current planned purchase." [PDF 85 Kb]
AF sends tanker report to CongressAFPN 14 Jul 2003-- Air Force officials July 14 took the next step in replacing its 43-year-old KC-135 Stratotanker fleet by sending Congress a report outlining the proposed lease of Boeing KC-767A tankers.
U.S. Air Force - Boeing 767 Tanker Lease Explained On July 11, the United States Air Force gave the U.S. Congress a proposal to lease 100 Boeing 767 air refueling tankers, to address a critical national security need and to get an essential military asset quickly into the hands of U.S. warfighters. The Air Force, the Office of Management and Budget, and The Boeing Company worked together to develop a fair and equitable proposal for the taxpayer and for the nation.
ALDRIDGE ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF TANKER LEASE PROGRAM 23 May 2003 -- Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge today announced the approval of the Air Force KC-767 tanker lease initiative. In the next step, the Secretary of the Air Force will now forward a report to Congressional oversight committees detailing the terms and conditions for review and approval.
MCCAIN DEPLORES BOEING TANKER SCHEME 23 May 2003 -- I am extremely disappointed that the Department of Defense has approved the lease of Boeing 767 aircraft for use as aerial tankers, a profligate waste of federal revenues. This is a great deal for the Boeing Company that I'm sure is the envy of corporate lobbyists from one end of K Street to the other.