Feb 19, 2016

Boeing’s KC-46 Successfully Refuels F/A-18

Boeing’s KC-46 tanker successfully refueled a Navy F/A-18 aircraft in the skies above Washington state on Feb. 10, according to the company.
The event was the KC-46’s first refueling using its hose and drogue system, according to a Feb. 12 Boeing news release.
This is the second time the KC-46, a militarized version of Boeing’s 767 commercial jet, has successfully refueled another aircraft. In January, the aircraft transferred 1,600 pounds of fuel to an Air Force F-16 fighter jet using its “boom.”

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