PEGASUS DELIVERY DATE SETTLED

BOEING SETS OUT NEW SCHEDULES WITH USAF

[NEWS] UNITED STATES

img_10-1_19.jpg
KC-46A serial 15-46005 approaches a USAF KC-135R during testing over the Pacific Ocean near Santa Catalina Island, California, on May 31. Boeing/Paul Weatherman

THE US AIR Force and Boeing have agreed on a delivery date for the service to accept the first of its planned fleet of 179 KC-46A aerial refueling aircraft. Under the agreement, the USAF will accept the first Pegasus in October 2018 with 17 additional aircraft following by April 2019 at a rate of around three per month. The initial example will be delivered to the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB, Kansas, which will eventually be home to 36 of the tankers.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below