Tag: KC-46 tanker

Boeing Receives Contract for Japan KC-46 Tanker

Reading Time: 2 minutes Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $279 million contract for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s first KC-46 tanker and logistics support, marking the aircraft’s first international sale. Japan chose Boeing’s KC-46 tanker over competitors following its KC-X aerial refueling competition. The KC-46 adds to the JASDF’s current […]

Boeing KC-46A Tanker for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the U.S. Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later. “Today’s flight is another milestone for the Air Force/Boeing team and helps move us closer to […]

Boeing Shares Lower After Company Forecasts $2.05 Billion Q2 Charges

Reading Time: < 1 minute Shares of Boeing Co fell more than 1% in late trading Thursday after the aircraft maker warned second-quarter charges will reach $2.05 billion, stemming from setbacks and difficulties in three separate programs and including problems related to weaker air-cargo market trends. In its 787 program, Boeing decided not to invest funds for the refurbishment and sale […]

Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker to Receive Production Green Light

Reading Time: 4 minutes Boeing’s KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an A-10 combat aircraft, clearing the final hurdle before the Air Force approves the first production order. The “milestone C” testing was completed July 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. During a four-hour flight, the KC-46 offloaded 1,500 pounds of fuel to the A-10, at 15,000 feet. “This completed […]