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Air Force Expects to Receive 1st KC-46 Tanker in Late Spring 2018

The U.S. Air Force has pushed back to late spring of 2018 its expectation for Boeing to deliver the first KC-46 tanker aircraft citing delays in obtaining airworthiness certifications from the Federal Aviation Administration and completion of the test flight program, Defense News reported Thursday. “Once Boeing receives the remaining design approvals from …

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Duke Richardson: Stopgap Bill Could End Air Force’s KC-46 Contract

A U.S. Air Force official has warned that a continuing resolution could force the service branch to end its current contract with Boeing over the KC-46 tanker aircraft, Defense News reported Tuesday. Brig. Gen. Duke Richardson, program executive on the Air Force’s KC-46 tanker program, said Boeing’s financial liability on the …

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