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Clement Charpentreau

Boeing to receive $882 million in withheld USAF payments

The United States Air Force has reached two agreements with Boeing, one regarding the final corrections to the Remote Vision System of the KC-46A Pegasus tankers and the second about the release of $882 million in payments that had been withheld due to the technical problems affecting the refuellers....


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....


Clement Charpentreau

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....


Clement Charpentreau

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....


Clement Charpentreau

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....


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....