Boeing KC-46 Program’s Second 767-2C Aircraft Completes First Flight

With a successful first flight on April 25th, Boeing [NYSE: BA] has added the fourth and final flight test aircraft to the KC-46 Pegasus fleet, a 767-2C. During the 1 hour, 40 minute flight, test pilots performed operational engine checks, flight controls and environmental systems checks and took the 767-2C to a maximum altitude of… Czytaj dalej Boeing KC-46 Program’s Second 767-2C Aircraft Completes First Flight

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

The Boeing [NYSE: BA] test team successfully completed the first flight of the program’s second KC-46A tanker aircraft yesterday, taking off from Paine Field and landing later at Boeing Field in Seattle. During the flight, Boeing test pilots performed operational checks on engines, flight controls and environmental systems. “Adding a second tanker to the flight… Czytaj dalej Second Boeing, U.S. Air Force KC-46A Tanker Completes First Flight

Boeing, U.S. Air Force Complete KC-46 Tanker Refueling Flight with F/A-18

A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th. The air refueling was the program’s first using the KC-46’s hose and drogue system. During the 4+ hour flight, the tanker’s air refueling operator smoothly transferred fuel to the F/A-18 flying at 20,000 feet. The KC-46… Czytaj dalej Boeing, U.S. Air Force Complete KC-46 Tanker Refueling Flight with F/A-18

Boeing, U.S. Air Force Aircrews Make History with First KC-46A Tanker Refueling Flight

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and U.S. Air Force aircrews successfully completed the KC-46A tanker’s first refueling flight today in the skies above Washington state. Following takeoff from Boeing Field in Seattle, the KC-46A test team worked through a series of test points before smoothly offloading 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 fighter aircraft flying at… Czytaj dalej Boeing, U.S. Air Force Aircrews Make History with First KC-46A Tanker Refueling Flight

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

The Boeing [NYSE: BA] and U.S. Air Force team successfully completed the first flight of a KC-46A tanker aircraft today (26.09), taking off from Paine Field at 1:24 p.m. (PST) and landing four hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle. This was the first flight of a KC-46A tanker-configured aircraft, following ongoing flights of the… Czytaj dalej Boeing, U.S. Air Force KC-46A Tanker Completes Successful First Flight

Wybrano bazy dla KC-46A Pegasus

Siły Powietrzne USA poinformowały o wyborze dwóch kluczowych baz dla programu KC-46A Pegasus. Altus Air Force Base w stanie Oklahoma stanie się formalnym ośrodkiem szkoleniowym dla nowych tankowców. Z kolei McConnell w stanie Kansas będzie główną bazą operacyjną dla pierwszych samolotów. Jednostka tama najlepiej przygotowaną infrastrukturę, a co za tym idzie koszty wdrożenia nowych maszyn… Czytaj dalej Wybrano bazy dla KC-46A Pegasus