Tag: KC-46A

Boeing Awarded $2.9 Billion for Fourth KC-46A Tanker Production Lot

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits. With this fourth production lot, Boeing now is on contract for 52 KC-46 tankers. Boeing received its first two production lots, for 7 and 12 aircraft, in August 2016. […]

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 KC-46A Tanker Joins Flight Test Program

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing now has six aircraft in its KC-46 tanker test program, expanding its ability to complete ground and flight-test activities as it progresses toward first deliveries to the U.S. Air Force. The newest KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, the second low-rate initial production plane, completed its first flight April 29. Its test activities will help ensure […]

US Approves $1.9Bln Sale of Boeing Refuelling Aircraft to Japan

Reading Time: 1 minute The US Department of State approved a sale worth nearly $2 billion of four Boeing aircraft to Japan, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a press release. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan for [four] KC-46A aerial refuelling aircraft and related equipment, training and support,” the release stated on […]

Boeing Readies For Faster KC-46 Tanker Testing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing expects the pace of testing KC-46A mission systems, exterior lighting and ultimately aerial refueling to accelerate with the completion of the baseline airworthiness testing of the second functional tanker scheduled for March 8. The aircraft completed its initial flight from Paine Field, Wash. on March 2, but landed back at Seattle’s Boeing Field after […]