First Italian KC-767 (not) delivered to the Italian Air Force

On Feb. 26, 2010, FlightAware Alert Service sent me an automatic mail as the aircraft with registration N764TT had filed a Flight Plan (FPL) from KIAB (McConnel AFB) to LIRE (Pratica di Mare). I configured the alert since N764TT is the registration currently applied to of one of the four long awaited KC-767s ordered by the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) (for more information read here). The filed FPL that you can see here contained the following route:
ROKNE BUM SPI J80 LARRI J230 RBV J62 ACK WHALE N35A BANCS NATX ATSUR TAKAS UN490 TERPO UM616 LERGA UT183 OTROT UM728 BTA UL146 MOULE UL146 ELB UM729 ELVIN
The aircraft departed on Feb 26 and arrived at Pratica di Mare around 08.00AM LT. Since it is painted in military grey and wears the ItAF code 14-03, those who spotted it thought the aircraft was finally delivered to the Aeronautica Militare; however, the aircraft is in Italy with Boeing crew just to perform some tests with some Italian fighters acting as “receivers” and it was not delivered to the ItAF yet. A few pictures were taken by spotters from outside the base and can be seen in various forums. I suggest you having a look at those available at the following address:
http://www.aviazionecivile.com/vb/showthread.php?s=fa4933d1941088aeb6fcbf8c836967f7&t=106625

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