After overcoming a bumpy design phase, Boeing is looking forward to beginning full-rate production and operation of the new U.S. Air Force KC-46 tanker in 2017. Despite a challenging year filled with technological snags, cost overruns and schedule delays, the Air Force in August gave Boeing the green light to begin initial production of the KC-46A Pegasus. Already the program has overcome a major hurdle, facing down congressional legislation that could have threatened the production ...

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