KC-135 annual maintenance cost to triple in next decade as KC-X replacement plan remains uncertain
The mother of the last KC-135 pilot has probably not yet been born. So says former Air Mobility Command (AMC) chief Gen. Duncan McNabb, who led the U.S. command that oversees the airlift, refueling tanker and aeromedical evacuation aircraft from 2005-07. He now heads the Transportation Command, which includes ground cargo and sealift. As a result of a series of bad oversight decisions by the Pentagon and Congress, procurement mismanagement and politicking on the part of would-be ...
THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS
You must be a paid subscriber to access "USAF Planners Worry About Escalating Refueler Repair Costs".
Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.
Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.