KC-46 Pegasus tanker finished its final flight test

KC-46 Pegasus tanker finished its final flight test
KC-46 Pegasus tanker finished its final flight test

The KC-46 Pegasus tanker successfully completed the final test before handing it to the US Air Force in October this year.

 KC-46 Program Manager – Mr Mike Gibbons said:

“It’s a good blessing for Boeing to complete the test in the best possible way. The KC-46 Pegasus tanker can be handed over to the first batch in October.”

Certificates were issued to Boeing after testing at Boeing’s pilot sites in Seattle and at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Tests were performed to test the speed, altitude and operation of the aircraft to ensure that the KC-46 and other aircraft burned fuel.

The first practical tests were conducted between the KC-46 and the A-10 attack aircraft. Then we continued to experiment with F / A 18, F-15 fighters, B-52 bombers. In the sum up, the program has six aircrafts that have supported various segments of STC and MTC testing including F-16 Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, AV-8B Harrier, C-17 Globemaster, A-10 Thunderbolt , KC-10 Extender and KC-46 aircraft. Overall they have completed 3,300 flight hours and offloaded two million pounds of fuel during refueling flights with F-16, F/A-18, AV-8B, C-17, A-10, KC-10 and KC-46 aircraft.

“Successful tests have enabled us to obtain the Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) of the Federal Aviation Administration as well as the Military Type Certification (MTC) of the US Department of Defense.” Mr Gibbons said

The KC-46 was reversed from the side of the Boeing 767 passenger plane and was made from the Everett plant in Washington state. Boeing contracts to transfer 34 first KC-46 tankers to a total of 179 contracts to the US Air Force.

The KC-46 Pegasus tanker has the ability to transport oil to distant bases, and to refuel other airplanes with the ability to transfer oil to more than 4500 liters per minute. It is also possible to transport passengers, soldiers, freight, ….


  1. 859729 369963I saw however another thing concerning this on an additional weblog. Youve certainly spent some time on this. Nicely done! 958754

  2. 525034 513303Normally I do not read article on blogs, but I wish to say that this write-up quite forced me to try and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite good write-up. 412917

  3. 122856 378883I like the valuable info you give inside your articles. Ill bookmark your blog and check once again here regularly. Im quite certain Ill learn many new stuff correct here! Excellent luck for the next! 398297

  4. 237955 263023hello!,I really like your writing quite a good deal! percentage we keep up a correspondence extra about your write-up on AOL? I want an expert on this location to unravel my issue. May possibly be that is you! Taking a appear forward to peer you. 246833

  5. I have to express thanks to this writer just for bailing me out of such a matter. As a result of searching through the the net and seeing proposals that were not helpful, I thought my entire life was over. Existing devoid of the solutions to the difficulties you’ve resolved through your review is a critical case, as well as the kind that could have badly damaged my career if I had not discovered your site. Your understanding and kindness in handling almost everything was precious. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not come upon such a solution like this. I’m able to now look ahead to my future. Thanks for your time so much for this professional and amazing guide. I won’t hesitate to refer your site to any person who requires care on this area.
    [url=http://www.kd11.us.com]kd shoes[/url]

  6. 415429 961735I take fantastic pleasure in reading articles with quality content material. This article is 1 such writing that I can appreciate. Maintain up the excellent function. 420642

  7. 966667 288543An intriguing discussion is going to be worth comment. Im positive which you need to write a lot more about this subject, it may not be a taboo topic but generally consumers are too couple of to chat on such topics. To another. Cheers 167200

  8. 464475 30755Hey there. I want to to ask a bit somethingis this a wordpress web log as we are planning to be transferring over to WP. Additionally did you make this template all by yourself? Many thanks. 693065

  9. 520950 76179Thank you for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do some research about this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I believe I learned far more from this post. Im quite glad to see such amazing info being shared freely out there. 215528

  10. 705414 394078Typically I try and get my mix of Vitamin E from pills. While Id actually like to via a wonderful meal plan it can be rather hard to at times. 453140


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here