KC-46 Successfully Refuels C-17

Credit: The KC-46 Pegasus refuels a C-17 Globemaster III July 12. The successful mission tested the hydraulic pressure relief valves installed to correct higher-than-expected axial loads in the boom: Boeing photo by Paul Weatherman)
FARNBOROUGH—A KC-46 equipped with a reworked boom has successfully refueled a C-17 heavy cargo aircraft, a sign that Boeing’s tanker troubles may finally be coming to an end. “While it took some time, this week’s results confirm my confidence the Boeing team will get this figured out. It’s...

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