First militarized KC-46 tanker set to fly this summer
The Boeing Co. is behind its internal schedule on the KC-46 tanker program, but the project is still on track to meet the U.S. Air Force's demands.
The first militarized version of the new tanker is set to have its first flight this summer.
Boeing is expected to deliver the first 18 tankers by 2017 and could eventually deliver 179 of the aircraft. Their main operating base will be McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. bizjournals