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Clement Charpentreau

U.S. Air Force reports new Boeing KC-46 critical deficiency

The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker is marred by yet another technical problem. The United States Air Force has logged a third Category I deficiency, this time reporting fuel leaks....


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Flawed Boeing KC-46A tanker catches Israel interest

The State Department officially informed the Congress of its intention to proceed with the sale of 8 Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tankers, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced. The sale could help reduce the stress currently affecting the USAF aerial refueling capacities....


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Debris discovered in fuel tanks of Boeing 737 MAX

During inspections, Boeing found Foreign Object Debris (FOD) in the fuel tanks of certain 737 MAX that were stored while waiting to be delivered to customers....


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No fix before months for KC-46 Pegasus cargo issue

The KC-46 Pegasus is banned from transporting cargo and personnel due to a safety deficiency. While the problem was identified, it appears that the fix could still be months down the line....


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Boeing begins Japan KC-46 Pegasus tanker assembly

Boeing began assembling Japan’s first KC-46 Pegasus tanker by loading a 25-meter (82.4 feet) long wing spar in the company’s 767 production facility in Everett, United States....


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Incident prompts USAF to ban Boeing KC-46 from transporting cargo

The United States Air Force banned the KC-46 tanker from carrying cargo and passengers indefinitely after an incident revealed a new severe deficiency....


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USAF funds Boeing $55.5 million KC-46A Pegasus fix

Boeing has been awarded a $55.5 million contract by the United States Air Force for the redesign of the KC-46A boom telescope actuator. The work is expected to be completed by February 2021....


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Busy week for Boeing KC-46 Pegasus

The KC-46 Pegasus has reached two important milestones this week by receiving certification testing to refuel the F-35 fighter jet, and completing its first refueling of a B-2 strategic bomber....


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USAF suspends delivery of Boeing KC-46 tanker aircraft… again

Once again, the United States Air Force has suspended taking delivery of new Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker jets after foreign object debris (FOD) were discovered inside the aircraft....


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First mission for the French A330 “Phénix”

The A330 MRTT “Phénix” tanker aircraft was used for the first time in operation by the French Air Force on March 22, 2019....