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US Air Force, Boeing Finalize KC-46A Tanker Aircraft Design

  US Air Force, Boeing Finalize KC-46A Tanker Aircraft Design Boeing on track to deliver 18 combat-ready tankers by 2017 MUKILTEO, Wash., Sept. 4, 2013 -- The U.S. Air Force and Boeing [NYSE: BA] have validated the final design elements of the KC-46A Tanker and concluded that the proposed design embodies and can meet Air Force requirements, clearing the way for production and testing of the next-generation aerial refueling tanker."I'm pleased to report that the design of the KC-46A tanker Read more [...]

Spirit AeroSystems rolls out first KC-46A Tanker forward fuselage section

  Spirit AeroSystems rolls out first KC-46A Tanker forward fuselage section Jul 26, 2013  Source: Spirit AeroSystems Photo   WICHITA, Kan., July 26, 2013 / PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc., (NYSE: SPR) today celebrated completion of the first forward fuselage section, Section 41, destined for integration into the Boeing KC-46A tanker. In a rollout ceremony earlier today, Boeing and U.S. Air Force representatives joined Spirit leadership and employees to mark the occasion. "Right Read more [...]

KC-46A TANKER BASING STATUS

KC-46A TANKER BASING STATUS McConnell Air Force Base located in Wichita, Kansas, is in a very strong position to be part of the first round of finalists to be assigned a select number of the new KC-46A tankers. McConnell AFB is currently the world’s largest refueling tanker base with 63 of the KC-135R models which are approximately 50 years old. These aging tankers are to be phased out by 179 new tankers being built by Boeing as part of a $35 billion contract. According to sources published by Read more [...]