What I find remarkable is the overall decrease in fuel transport the Air Force will have when it retires the KC-135 for the KC-46A.
The planes oddly have the same fuel capacity, 200,000 vs...
49 A330MRTT's ordered and 26 delivered. Your KC-46A numbers are way off.
No KC-46A's have been delivered and other than the USAF, only Japan has ordered any (3).
One of the huge mistakes resultant from the hiring of McNerney is the bean counters took over and Boeing became very cautious, due to his focus on share price. The guy was a disaster.
Boeing was 1-2 years late on the 737-Max proven by the commercial divisions presidents' sudden "early retirement". Airbus got over a 1,000 plane jump on Boeing that it may never recover from.
A friend was an engineer on the 747-8 program and was involved in its' run-up. He said Boeing publicly made a case for a 500+ seat plane sized in the A380 range, hoping it would spur Airbus to...