PEGASUS ARRIVES

Deliveries of the US Air Force’s new tanker aircraft, the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, have finally begun. It’s a project that has been plagued by controversy and problems. We analyze what lies ahead for USAF tanker procurement.

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SSgt Eric Yates, 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, parks the first KC-46A Pegasus (serial 15-46009) as it arrives at McConnell AFB on January 25, 2019. USAF/SSgt David Bernal Del Agua

IN A GALA ceremony complete with music and speeches from corporate executives and senior military officers, Boeing handed over the first two KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the US Air Force and Air Mobility Command on January 24.

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