Asia Pacifi c
THE REPUBLIC of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has withdrawn its KC-135R fleet after 20 years of operations. A retirement ceremony, attended by past and present Stratotanker crew, was held on July 10 at Changi Air Base (West), with all four aircraft present. No 112 Squadron ‘Twisters’ had operated the type from this location, sharing facilities with Changi Airport’s commercial traffic. KC-135 operations concluded on June 28, when the type conducted a final flight together with its replacement – an A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) – as well as an F-15 and F-16.