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Boeing Rolls Out Fifth Pegasus Tanker to Altus AFB; Leanne Caret Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 15, 2019 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered to the U.S. Air Force late last week the fifth tanker aircraft that it built for the service branch to support aerial refueling operations, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Feb. 8 the latest KC-46A Pegasus will be housed …

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Boeing’s Leanne Caret Leads Handover of Two KC-46A Aerial Tankers to Air Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 1, 2019 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has rolled out two tanker aircraft from its Washington assembly facility for delivery to the U.S. Air Force as the company lines up eight others for customer acceptance trials, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 25. GeekWire reported Jan. 24 that Leanne Caret, …

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Lockheed Eyes Multiple Aircraft Concepts for Air Force’s KC-Z Aerial Tanker Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 24, 2018 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is exploring multiple concepts for an aerial refueling plane as the company looks to bid on the U.S. Air Force‘s KC-Z tanker aircraft program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Drive reported Thursday that Lockheed is preparing proposals to offer hybrid-wing and …

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Boeing’s KC-46 Aerial Tanker Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certificate

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 6, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) KC-46 Pegasus aerial tanker program has received a supplemental type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration to mark the completion of the agency’s airworthiness review of the aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the accreditation is the culmination of a series of ground, …

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Boeing Wins $805M Navy Unmanned Aerial Refueler EMD Contract; Leanne Caret Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will build four MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based drones for the U.S. Navy under a potential six-year, $805.3M engineering and manufacturing development contract. “As a company, we made an investment in both our team and in an unmanned aircraft system that meets the U.S. Navy’s refueling requirements,” Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s …

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General Atomics, Partner Test Performance of Arresting Hook for Proposed Navy Drone Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — A General Atomics business unit has completed tests on the performance of an arresting hook that it built with Fokker for a proposed U.S. Navy unmanned aerial refueling aircraft under the MQ-25 Stingray program, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. and Fokker worked to verify …

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Air Force, Boeing Agree on October Delivery of 1st KC-46 Tanker; Leanne Caret Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 25, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Air Force anticipate the first rollout of the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker in October, with a total of 18 aircraft, nine sets of refueling pods and two spare engines scheduled for delivery by April 2019, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Bloomberg …

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General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney Test Engine Tech for Drone Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 4, 2018 — An industry team led by General Atomics’ aeronautical systems unit has used a Pratt & Whitney-built engine technology for an unmanned aerial refueling aircraft that the former is offering to the U.S. Navy, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. General Atomics said Thursday both companies tested …

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Boeing Expects First KC-46 Tanker Deliveries Within 2018; Leanne Caret Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 8, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) anticipates the first 18 deliveries of its KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft to the U.S. Air Force within the year, with four production units already scheduled for rollout to McConnell Air Force Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The Seattle Times reported Thursday that Leanne Caret, president …

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Boeing Anticipates FAA Airworthiness Certification for KC-46 After Flight Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 30, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has completed tests required for the KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft to secure a Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration in efforts to establish airworthiness, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the tanker underwent tests including validation of the boom and drogue …

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