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Clement Charpentreau
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....


Clement Charpentreau
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....


Clement Charpentreau
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....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus joins forces with Lockheed to step in Boeing’s backyard

One company's demise is another one's opportunity. Or in this case, two companies. Lockheed Martin and Airbus signed a memorandum of agreement to “jointly explore opportunities to meet the growing demand for aerial refueling for US defense customers.” The manufacturers are taking advantage of the difficulties encountered by Boeing's KC-46A Pegasus....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing KC-46 Tanker gets FAA flight certification

Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program completed all required Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) flight tests following a successful refueling/communications flight with a C-17 Globemaster III....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing KC-46 achieves inflight refuel

In what could probably be seen as a move to reassure its future customer (namely the U.S. Air Force), Boeing just achieved a successful refuelling from one KC 46 Pegasus to another. This plane has known several delays and was the target of criticism by the United States Secretary of Air Force, Heather Wilson, who said Boeing was too enthusiastic about the project....


Zivile Zalagenaite
Boeing KC-46 tanker program receives FAA certification

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) for its core 767-2C aircraft configuration, verifying that the fundamental design of the KC-46 tanker is safe and reliable.  ...


AeroTime Team
KC-46 refuels fighter jet with hose, drogue system

An Air Force and Boeing aircrew aboard a KC-46A Pegasus successfully refueled an F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet in flight, marking the program’s first using the tanker’s hose and drogue system....