Boeing, Air Force Agree on Final KC-46A Design

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Air Force have agreed on the final design of the company’s KC-46A tanker jet after months of component and subsystem reviews and a three-day weapon system critical design review in July. The company intends to deliver 179 total tankers to the Air Force, as well as hand over 18 combat-ready tankers and build four test aircraft by 2017, Boeing said Wednesday. “I’m...

Boeing, GE Sign $108M AF Tanker Control Systems Agreement; Lorraine Bolsinger Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has signed a potential $180 million contract with General Electric (NYSE: GE) for GE to provide mission control systems for a U.S. Air Force tanker. GE said work will include system design, development and production for the KC-46A tanker. Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE’s aviation systems business, said the tanker platform will feature updated aerospace navigation...