Tag: Boeing KC-46A

Boeing Awarded $2.8B for KC-46A Tanker Initial Production

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on Aug. 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The award includes the first two “production lots” of 7 and 12 planes respectively, as well as spare parts. Including future options, Boeing plans to build a total of 179 of the 767-based refueling aircraft for the Air […]

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Completes First Air Refueling

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first fuel transfer from a Boeing KC-46A tanker to a receiver aircraft was completed on Jan 24, marking a key step towards fulfilling requirements for the U.S. Air Force’s Milestone C decision covering low rate initial production of the first batch of tankers. The contact was made between EMD-2, the first fully configured KC-46A […]