Boeing is confident the US Department of Defense (DoD) will procure at least 100 more KC-767 tankers for delivery after 2011 when the last of its initial order for 100 aircraft enters service. "I believe there will be 200-plus tankers, at least through 2017," says Bob Gowers, vice-president tanker programmes. The DoD is at an impasse with the US Congress over how many of the 100 767s to lease (Flight International, 30 September - 6 October). Gowers says the matter will be settled in "weeks rather than months".

Source: Flight International