Omega Aerial Refueling Services

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Omega Aerial Refueling Services
IATA
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ICAO
OME
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Headquarters San Antonio, Texas, USA
Website www.omegaairrefueling.com
Omega's DC-10 tanker in March 2009 (N974VV)

Omega Air Refueling is a company which provides aerial refueling services for military units. According to the company's website, Omega developed the first commercial aerial refueling aircraft in 1999, and has provided aerial refueling services under contract to the United States Navy since 2001.[1] The company has also been engaged to support Royal Australian Air Force training exercises due to delays to the delivery of the Air Force's KC-30A tankers.[2][3] In addition, Omega Air Refueling states that it has been contracted to support deployments by the British Royal Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force.[1]

On 18 May 2011 one of the company's Boeing 707 (N707AR) tankers was destroyed after it crashed on takeoff from Naval Base Ventura County in California. All three crew members survived.[4]

As of August 2012, Omega Air Refueling operated two Boeing 707s and one McDonnell Douglas DC-10.[5]

Omega Air Refueling Services Fleet:
Aircraft In Fleet Orders Notes
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-40 1 0
Boeing 707-320 2 0



References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About us". Omega Aerial Refueling Services. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Airbus misses RAAF KC-30 MRTT delivery deadline". Australian Aviation. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "US Military Contracts for Private Aerial Refueling Services". Defense Industry Daily. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Andrew Blankstein and W.J. Hennigan (19 May 2011). "3 hurt as refueling plane bursts into flames at Point Mugu". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". Omega Aerial Refueling Services. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 

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