Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Boeing KC-46A Tanker Joins Flight Test Program

Boeing KC-46A Tanker Joins Flight Test Program

*Newest aircraft is third for testing in full KC-46 configuration

(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - EVERETT, Wash., May 2, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] now has six aircraft in its KC-46 tanker test program, expanding its ability to complete ground and flight-test activities as it progresses toward first deliveries to the U.S. Air Force.

The newest KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft, the second low-rate initial production plane, completed its first flight April 29. Its test activities will help ensure the KC-46 can safely operate through electromagnetic fields produced by radars, radio towers and other systems.

*Photograph: IPF (International Pool of Friends) - Boeing
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