Monday, 25 January 2016

USAF aircrew successfully completed first KC-46A tanker aircraft refueling flight

Boeing and U.S. Air Force aircrews successfully completed the KC-46A tanker's first refueling flight on Jan. 24, 2016, in the skies above Washington state, the US -based defense giant announced Sunday. Following takeoff from Boeing Field in Seattle, the KC-46A test team worked through a series of test points before smoothly offloading 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16 fighter aircraft flying at 20,000 feet.
Boeing's KC-6A tanker aircraft achieved major milestone yesterday with its first in-flight refueling
(Credit: Boeing)

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