KC-46 Tanker recently completed aerial refueling initial airworthiness, the latest step on the road to full air refueling capability.
The team conducted what is called “free air stability” testing and worked to validate the plane’s aerodynamic model during the flights.
The initial airworthiness validation is the first of two major milestones necessary for the new tanker to conduct its core mission.
Soon after completing fuel dock, Boeing will begin conducting full refueling flight tests with six kinds of receiver aircraft, including another KC-46. defensenews