Jan 16, 2014
Boeing Starts Assembly of Final KC-46A Test Aircraft
All four test aircraft are moving through production to support our transition to ground and flight testing later this year.
The first flight of an Engineering and Manufacturing Development KC-46 tanker program test aircraft, without its aerial refueling systems, will take place at midyear, followed by the first flight of a KC-46A tanker in early 2015. The first delivery of a production aircraft to the Air Force is planned for early 2016. Boeing expects to build 179 tankers by 2027.