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Omega KDC-10 Supports Boeing Mission to Win Swiss Air Force Flight Evaluation Testing Competition

This May, Omega Aerial Refueling Services, Inc. conducted a transatlantic mission supporting the deployment of two F-18F Super Hornets flown by a combination of Navy and Boeing test pilots to Payerne Air Base, Switzerland for the Swiss Air Force Flight Evaluation Testing mission. Omega’s KDC-10 provided AAR support to the mission and carried mission essential equipment and personnel from both Boeing and the US Navy.

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Omega KC-707 Supports VMM-268 MV-22 Ospreys Redeploying from Guam to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

An Omega KC-707 supporting Exercise VALIANT SHIELD at Anderson AFB, Guam refueled a fleet of eight U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys of the VMM-268 Red Dragons en route across the Pacific, allowing them to complete a long, overwater retrograde flight to return home to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, after providing Marine Rotational Forces – Darwin (MRF-D) support in Darwin, Australia.

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Omega Aerial Refueling Services Owners Receive Prestigious ARSAG Founder’s Award

Brothers Ulick and Desmond McEvaddy honored for “truly unique and trail-blazing contributions to the global aerial refueling community”

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President of Omega Air, Inc. Receives Award for Exceptional Service to ARSAG

At the Aerial Refueling Systems Advisory Group’s (ARSAG) convention in April, Mr. Tom Swiderek, the President of Omega Air, Inc., received the Award for Exceptional Service to ARSAG.

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Omega Aerial Refueling Services Now Refueling F-35B and F-35C aircraft

Omega Aerial Refueling Services is now providing aerial refueling services to both the F-35B and F-35C Lightening II aircraft. The stealthy fighters have been conducting flights and receiving fuel from Omega’s tanker aircraft over the eastern seaboard since Friday, November 2, 2017.

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Omega Aerial Refueling Services Now Refueling MV-22B Osprey

Omega Aerial Refueling Services is now providing aerial refueling services for the MV-22B Osprey. U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey aircraft from the ‘Golden Eagles’ of VMM-162 first received fuel from Omega’s KC-707 aircraft over the California desert on Friday, November 11, 2016.

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First Unmanned In-Flight Refueling

On April 22, 2015 an Omega KC-707 tanker successfully offloaded 4,100 pounds of fuel to the X-47B UCAS, surpassing U.S. Navy program goals. This demonstration marked the first time in history that an unmanned aircraft has successfully been refueled air-to-air, and is a ground-breaking step forward that will help determine the path of naval aviation in years to come.

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