boeing kc 46 achieves first refueling milestone

  • Boeing KC

    Apr 30, 2018Boeing KC-46A Pegasus Completes Certification Tests. The KC-46A Pegasus tanker, which Boeing is developing for the U.S. Air Force, has achieved a key milestone by finishing flight tests needed to obtain its second of two airworthiness certifications from the FAA, the company said April 26. A KC-46 communicating with and refueling

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  • Boeing Delivers First KC 46 Tanker To US Air Force

    Jan 10, 2019According to Reuters, the US Air Force accepted its first KC-46 tanker jet made by Boeing.An Air Force spokeswoman said that the long-delayed tanker was delivered on Jan. 10th.Captain Hope Cronin added that the delivery also marks a major milestone for the next generation tanker.The Air Force plans to buy 179 of Boeing's latest tanker jet, and expects to receive up to 4 more jets later this

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  • Boeing KC

    The KC-46A is a multirole tanker Boeing is building for the U.S. Air Force that can refuel all allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures and can carry passengers, cargo and patients. Overall, Boeing plans to build 179 KC-46 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.

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  • Boeing's KC

    The U.S. Air Force and Boeing hope the long-awaited KC-46 first flight will kick off a robust test program.

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  • New Boeing KC

    May 03, 2017Boeing announced it now has a total of six KC-46A tanker aircraft for its testing program as it works toward construction and delivery to the U.S. Air Force. Tankers play a vital role in long-range operations, refueling aircraft in midair in order to extend their range and keep them in the air longer. The KC-46 is a multirole tanker based off the civilian 767 airliner and is designed to carry passengers,

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  • Boeing's Tardy $44.3 Billion Tanker Nears Milestone After

    Jun 20, 2018Boeing's Tardy $44.3 Billion Tanker Nears Milestone After Spat. Boeing Co. and the U.S. Air Force anticipate delivery in October of the first KC-46 aerial refueling tanker, settling a disagreement over timing for the much-delayed $44.3 billion program, according to the service's No. 2 civilian official. The new schedule is two months earlier

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  • DefesaNet

    Boeing recently achieved a major certification milestone following a successful refueling flight between two KC-46 tankers. The company's tanker program has now completed its required Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) fuel on-load testing.

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  • Air Force accepts first long

    The U.S. Air Force has accepted the long-delayed first delivery of the KC-46 tanker jet made by Boeing, an Air Force spokeswoman said on Thursday. Delivery means Boeing could now begin to reverse

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  • Boeing, U.S. Air Force Aircrews Make History with First KC

    The KC-46A that accomplished today's refueling milestone will soon begin refueling a number of other military aircraft as well, including a C-17, F/A-18, A-10 and AV-8B.

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  • Boeing, U.S. Air Force Aircrews Make History with First KC

    The KC-46A that accomplished today's refueling milestone will soon begin refueling a number of other military aircraft as well, including a C-17, F/A-18, A-10 and AV-8B. Also known as EMD-2, the tanker made its first flight September 25, 2015 and has now completed 32 flights.

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  • Boeing KC

    Aug 16, 2017The air refueling was the program's first using the KC-46's hose and drogue system. It took place in the skies over Washington state. According to Boeing, the flight lasted more than four hours and the tanker's air refueling operator successfully transferred fuel to the F/A-18 at 20,000 feet.

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  • KC

    EVERETT, Wash. --- The first two Boeing KC-46 Pegasus aircraft departed Everett's Paine Field this morning for McConnell Air Force Base, where the 22nd Air Refueling Wing will be the first unit to have the world's newest air refueling tankers. McConnell, in Wichita, Kan., will receive two more tankers in

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  • USAF Finally Accepts Its First KC

    Jan 10, 2019The U.S. Air Force has accepted the first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker, an important milestone for the troubled program.

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  • Air Force Accepts First KC

    The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from Boeing [BA] on Jan. 10, marking a significant step forward in the service's effort years in the making to procure a new aerial refueling aircraft. "This is a major milestone for our next Already a subscriber or registered

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