U.S. Air Force leadership and auditors with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) agree that timely certification and flight testing remain key risk areas in Boeing’s KC-46A tanker program. The congressional auditors note that 50 testing and certification flight hours for each of four development aircraft are required per month. And Maj. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the Air Force’s KC-46A program executive officer, notes that while commercial certification is often a ...


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