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Boeing shows off long-troubled Air Force tanker, says deadlines will be met

Sat May 13, 2017 9:11 pm

Link/Source: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/bo ... ll-be-met/


"Since wresting the Air Force KC-46 tanker contract away from rival Airbus in 2011, Boeing has struggled through $1 billion in cost overruns and written off $1.7 billion in costs to fix multiple design problems."
"Yet company officials, leading the media on a tour of its tanker facilities in Everett Friday, offered assurances that the program is now on track."

“We expect to hand it over late this year,” said Boeing vice president and KC-46 program manager Mike Gibbons about the first of the modified 767s."

How far behind is Boeing with this project?
What will the range of the KC-46 (767) fleet be when fully loaded with fuel for air to air refueling .
 
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Re: Boeing shows off long-troubled Air Force tanker, says deadlines will be met

Sat May 13, 2017 9:12 pm

All you want to know about the KC-46A can be found in this long-running thread in MilAv: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1026493

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