KC-46A delays continue

One Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker successfully refuelled another of the same type in flight, Boeing announced on April 5, meeting one of the remaining requirements to complete the aircraft’s delayed Federal Aviation Authority supplemental type certification. Following this, the US Air Force announced that it expects to take delivery of the contractually required initial batch of 18 KC-46As in the May– June 2019 timeframe. Boeing responded that the deliveries will be made before the end of 2018.

The fifth production KC-46A was scheduled to fly in May 2018.

David C Isby