Poorly designed wiring bundles for the U.S. Air Force’s Boeing KC-135 tanker-replacement aircraft have driven program officials to further slip first flight of the Boeing 767-2C aircraft from June to no earlier than the middle of November. Despite the delay, U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Thompson, program executive officer for the KC-46 program, says he is confident the Boeing-led team can deliver the first 18 tankers by August 2017, as required in the contract. “We don’t ...

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