U.S. Air Force officials are still hoping for first flight of the new KC-46A refueler by the end of September. But Boeing’s wiring problems on the commercial derivative platform housing the tanker have made an already-complex list of must-do activities on the critical path to production even more challenging. This summer and fall are full of key milestones for the KC-135 replacement leading up to the first KC-46A flight. Among them are delivery in June—and the later installation ...


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