Israel Firms KC-46 Buy, Confirms Third F-35 Squadron Purchase Plan

By Tony Osborne Feb 22, 2021
The Israeli government has confirmed it will acquire a third squadron of Lockheed Martin F-35s as well as heavy-lift helicopters and advanced munitions as part of its new arms procurement program to update the Israeli Defense Forces. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

USAF Extends KC-46A Testing For Three Years

By Steve Trimble Jun 08, 2020
The U.S. Air Force has extended initial operational testing on the Boeing KC-46A for at least three years.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Cuts Widebody Rates; Pushes Out Next New Program

By Guy Norris Apr 29, 2020
Boeing will slow production of 777 and 787 widebody twinjets as well as development of the next new aircraft program as it continues restructuring to…
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Begins Fixing KC-46 Fuel System

By Lee Hudson Apr 03, 2020
Boeing has installed valves on seven KC-46A Pegasus aircraft plugging the leaky fuel system the U.S. Air Force has deemed a major deficiency.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing, USAF Agree On Dramatic KC-46 Remote Vision System Redesign

By Lee Hudson Apr 03, 2020
Every facet of the problem-plagued Remote Vision System will be altered by Boeing for what the U.S. Air Force is calling "RVS 2.0."
Aircraft & Propulsion

USAF Announces New Major Deficiency On KC-46

By Lee Hudson Mar 31, 2020
Excessive fuel leaks discovered in July are severe enough the government thinks that lives or critical assets could be at risk.
Aircraft & Propulsion

DOD, USAF Admit New Budget Does Not Address Tanker Gap

By Lee Hudson Feb 11, 2020
The U.S. Air Force is proposing the retirement of 13 KC-135s and 16 KC-10s in fiscal 2021, while the successor Boeing KC-46A Pegasus is not considered operationally viable.
Defense and Space

Boeing CEO Promises ‘Beautiful’ Finish For KC-46A Woes

By Steve Trimble Jan 30, 2020
“We’re committed to see that through and see it through the right way,” new CEO David Calhoun said of the troubled tanker program.
Defense and Space

Transcom: USAF Must Consider Leasing Tankers

By Lee Hudson Jan 28, 2020
“We have to figure out a way to mitigate the delayed fielding of the KC-46,” the head of U.S. Transportation Command says.
Defense and Space

USAF Ends KC-46 Cargo, Passenger Ban

By Lee Hudson Dec 20, 2019
The U.S. Air Force has ended its three-month ban on KC-46A cargo and passenger operations.
Defense and Space