Boeing Delivers First KC-46A Tanker To Altus AFB | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne Unlimited-02.11.19

Airborne Unmanned-02.12.19

Airborne Unlimited-02.13.19

AMA Drone Report-02.14.19

Airborne Unlimited-02.15.19

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne Unlimited-02.11.19

Airborne Unmanned-02.12.19

Airborne Unlimited-02.13.19

AMA Drone Report-02.14.19

Airborne Unlimited-02.15.19

Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Boeing Delivers First KC-46A Tanker To Altus AFB

Fifth Aircraft To Be Delivered Overall To The USAF

Boeing has delivered its fifth KC-46A Pegasus tanker to the U.S. Air Force, the first that will be based at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. The KC-46 departed Seattle’s Boeing Field for Altus, where the base’s 56th Air Refueling Squadron is responsible for Pegasus aircrew, maintenance and support training.

“We’re excited to see the Pegasus arrive in Oklahoma, a strong partner to Boeing and America’s military,” said Boeing Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne Caret. “We look forward to continuing to deliver KC-46 tankers to Altus, McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas, and New Hampshire’s Pease Air National Guard Base, throughout this year.”

The 56th ARS was activated August 2016 in preparation for the new tanker’s arrival. Three additional KC-46A aircraft will be delivered to Altus in the coming weeks.

“The ‘Mighty 97th’ is looking forward to accepting and integrating the KC-46 into our mission,” Col. Eric Carney, Commander of the 97th Air Mobility Wing at Altus Air Force Base, said. “The 97th AMW has and will continue to produce combat-capable pilots, loadmasters, and boom operators for the KC-135, C-17, and KC-46 and we remain committed to innovating how we train them to be a part of a joint force to win our nation’s wars.”

During extensive flight testing to date, six KC-46 aircraft have completed more than 3,800 flight hours and offloaded more than four million pounds of fuel to A-10, AV-8B, B-52, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, KC-46, F-15E, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft.

The first four multi-role KC-46 tankers were delivered in January to McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan. Boeing is currently on contract for 52 of an expected 179 tankers for the Air Force.

The KC-46, derived from Boeing’s commercial 767 airframe, is built in the company’s Everett, WA facility. Boeing received its initial contract in 2011 to design and develop the Air Force’s newest tanker aircraft.

(Image provided with Boeing news release)

FMI: www.boeing.com

Advertisement

More News

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.17.19)

"I am excited to lead the Air Force Association and absolutely dedicated to supporting AFA's mission of promoting a dominant Air Force and a strong national defense. General Spence>[...]

ANN FAQ: Getting The Word Out

Things To Know When You Send A News Release Aero-News gets hundreds of releases every week, ranging from industry giants like Boeing and Cessna to the smallest of flying clubs and >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.19): Ground Communication Outlet (GCO)

Ground Communication Outlet (GCO) An unstaffed, remotely controlled, ground/ground communications facility. Pilots at uncontrolled airports may contact ATC and FSS via VHF to a tel>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.17.19)

Aero Linx: Cloud Nine Rescue Flights Cloud Nine Rescue Flights aims to eliminate the euthanasia of pets in the United States and provide aid to animals worldwide. We do this by pro>[...]

Bell 407GXi Certified In China

Allows For Deliveries To Begin Immediately The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Outfitted>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC