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Boeing Gets $2.9B Air Force Contract Modification for Fourth KC-46 Tanker Production Lot

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $2.85B contract modification to produce an additional 18 KC-46 aircraft designed to support the U.S. Air Force‘s aerial refueling missions. The company said Monday the lot 4 tanker production contract also covers the provision of two spare engines, five wing refueling pod kits and initial spares. Work will …

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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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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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Boeing’s Leanne Caret Outlines Milestones to Support Planned KC-46 Delivery

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 22, 2018 — Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business, has said the company is set to deliver the KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft to the U.S. Air Force this year following several program milestones, ExecutiveBiz reported May 14. Caret, a …

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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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Boeing Completes Fuel On-Load Certification Tests on KC-46 Tanker

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2018 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has worked with the U.S. Air Force to complete fuel on-load tests on its KC-46 aerial tanker aircraft as part of the certification process with the Federal Aviation Administration, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Supplemental Type Certificate process …

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Reports: Boeing Reorganizes Defense Business With 2 New Divisions

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will set up two new divisions focused on missile and weapon systems and commercial derivatives aircraft within its defense, space and security business in a move that takes effect Monday, April 2, Defense One reported Thursday. The reorganization seeks to “refine our structure around our core markets, …

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Report: Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker Eyed for FAA Supplemental Type Certificate

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 30, 2018 — Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling aircraft is anticipated to receive a supplemental type certificate for its military-specific components soon, following the Federal Aviation Administration‘s award of an amended type certificate in December, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Military Times reported Thursday that Gen. Carlton Everhart, head of Air …

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Boeing Earns FAA Certification for KC-46 Tanker’s 767-2C Configuration

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 27, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured certification from the Federal Aviation Administration following a series of tests on the 767-2C airframe configuration of the KC-46 tanker aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the Amended Type Certification serves to verify the core tanker design’s safety and reliability …

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