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KC-46 LATEST AS LAST DEFICIENCIES ARE ADDRESSED

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A KC-46 refuels a USAF KC-10 during the certification process. Christopher Okula
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AS REPORTED LAST month, Boeing recently completed all ight-testing required for the KC-46A to receive its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certicate (STC) and has submitted the necessaryight test data and reports for review. Thenal test involved a refueling and communications event with a C-17A.

The STC testing conrmed the airworthiness of the military systems required to convert the 767-2C airliner into a tanker. The STC work was intended to validate the aircraft’s boom and drogue refueling systems with multiple receiver aircraft. Boeing and the USAF also demonstrated the KC-46A’s ability to receive fuel from a KC-135, a KC-10 and another KC-46 during daylight and at night. Additionally, the aircraft’s defensive systems and avionics were demonstrated.

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