KC-46A

Boeing and Airbus to compete again for USAF tanker modernization

The United States Air Force is ready to move forward with the second program aimed at renewing its fleet of aerial refuelers. Formerly known under the codename KC-Y, the competition should once again see Boeing face Airbus in partnership with Lockheed Martin. The many difficulties encountered by Boeing's KC-46A Pegasus, birthed from the previous program, could be a thorn in the Seattle manufacturer’s side....


US Air Force retires KC-10 Extender, making way for Boeing KC-46

A first McDonnell-Douglas KC-10A Extender was flown to the Davis Monthan storage facility in Arizona. The U.S. Air Force plans to withdraw its entire KC-10 fleet within the next five years....


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....


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....


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....


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....


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....


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....


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....


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....