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Boeing completes KC-46A maiden flight for US Air Force

Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:49 pm

Boeing has completed its maiden flight for KC-46A tanker. http://alph.st/bc4b895b
In addition, it also carried out tests as per the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines. $BA expects to deliver 18 tankers to US Air Force by early 2018. It has contracts to deliver 34 tankers, which will be replacing the KC-135 fleet used by US Air Force.
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Re: Boeing completes KC-46A maiden flight for US Air Force

Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:04 pm

"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
 
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Re: Boeing completes KC-46A maiden flight for US Air Force

Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:33 pm

Interesting. I didn't know it would have a CDS in addition to the boom.
 
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Re: Boeing completes KC-46A maiden flight for US Air Force

Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Slug71 wrote:
Interesting. I didn't know it would have a CDS in addition to the boom.


Makes sense considering some aircraft can only drink off the drogues, e.g. F-18.

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