Airliners-India Forum Index Airliners-India
Flickr Group & Facebook
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

HAL to buy B767s for tankers, eyes B747 conversion

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Airliners-India Forum Index -> Military Aviation & Space
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 11017
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:07 pm    Post subject: HAL to buy B767s for tankers, eyes B747 conversion Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/116174-indias-hal-to-buy-b767s-for-tankers-eyes-b747-conversion

HAL to buy B767s for tankers, eyes B747 conversion

06.06.2022

Hindustan Aeronautics (Bangalore HAL) will shortly flight a tender for the purchase of six second-hand B767s to be converted into tanker aircraft for the Indian Air Force in line with an agreement from April 2022, The Hindu has reported.

An official from the manufacturer said the tender, acquisition, and conversion of the aircraft will likely take three to four years. While HAL did not specify which B767 variant it would seek, it will carry out their conversion in cooperation with Israel Aerospace Industries.

The Indian Air Force currently operates six Soviet-era Il-78MKIs as its only multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) and has been looking to replace them with new aircraft for a while. Boeing manufactures tanker derivatives of the B767-200 - the B767-200(KC-767) and the B767-2C(KC-46A) - but there are currently no converted B767-based MRTTs in service, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows.

The Memorandum of Understanding between the Indian and Israeli firms also covers future cooperation in cargo conversions.

HAL said it was also evaluating acquiring B747-400s retired by Air India and converting them into freighters. The Indian flag carrier owns four of the Boeing quadjets which were retired in 2020 and 2021 and eventually deregistered as of May 1, 2022. They remain parked at Mumbai Int'l airport.

Neither Air India nor any other Indian airline operates any B767s.

In a separate programme, the Indian Air Force is in the process of converting six ex-Air India A320-200s into airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.

_________________
11000 posts (and counting) on Airliners-India.

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Airliners-India Forum Index -> Military Aviation & Space All times are GMT + 5.5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com