Omega Air Takes Delivery of Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10
Omega Air took delivery of the first of two former Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) KDC-10 aircraft on Monday, November 4, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. The KDC-10 will join the Omega fleet as the company’s first boom-equipped tanker. Omega owns and operates a small fleet of tanker aircraft, with four different tanker configurations approved to support Navy and Marine Corps aircraft, and has the ability to add numerous additional tanker aircraft as needed.
Entire Omega Air Fleet Now Certified to Refuel the F-35 Lightning II
This August, following testing at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, Omega Air KC-707 aircraft were certified to refuel all F-35B/C variants of the F-35 Lightning II. The Omega KDC-10 aircraft has been certified since 2017. Today, the company’s entire fleet now stands ready to support this state-of-the-art aircraft worldwide in any conditions.
Ed Boullianne Retires from Omega as COO/CFO
Omega Aerial Refueling Services, Inc. has announced that Ed Boullianne has retired as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as of the end of June 2019, after 10 years at the company. His duties and responsibilities will be shared by Anton Nerad as Executive Vice President and Ryan Murphy as Senior Vice President, Finance.
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.
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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northrop Drone First Unmanned Plane to Be Refueled in Air: Navy (Reuters)
AUVSI: Future UCLASS requirements pose questions on worth of X-47B
Forbes Calls on SECNAV Mabus to Extend X-47B Testing (USNI News)
Podcast: The Rise of the Civilian UAV Industry (Aviation Week)
Navy drone makes history with refueling maneuver (CNN)
Navy Balances UCAS-D Continuation Against Uclass Competition (Aviation Week)
Autonomous Aerial Refueling Could Reshape Unmanned Aircraft (Aviation Week)
Navy to Conduct First Aerial Refueling of X-47B Carrier Drone (Military.com)