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Messaggio da richelieu » 11 settembre 2018, 9:44

KC-46A ..... Boeing ottiene un nuovo contratto miliardario che copre ulteriori 18 esemplari .....
The US Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 additional KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits.
The contract (*) represents the fourth production lot of KC-46A tanker aircraft the USAF has ordered from Boeing and brings the total number of tankers ordered to 52.
Ultimately, Boeing expects to build 179 tankers for the service.
Fonte: flightglobal.com ..... "USAF awards Boeing $2.9 billion for 18 more KC-46As" .....

(*) ..... https://dod.defense.gov/News/Contracts/ ... e/1626296/ .....

Boeing ..... http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-09-10- ... uction-Lot .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 settembre 2018, 16:43

Colpo di scena ..... la data di consegna, prevista per il mese prossimo, potrebbe saltare ..... :scratch:
The U.S. Air Force has added two new technical issues to the KC-46 tanker’s list of problems, potentially throwing a wrench into the projected delivery of the first tanker in October.
The service confirmed to Defense News on Sept. 17 that both deficiencies are category-1, the most serious designation of technical problems, and revolve around the tanker’s refueling boom system.
At this point, the Air Force is unsure whether the two problems will be solved in time for KC-46 manufacturer Boeing to deliver the first tanker next month, said Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek.
“Boeing and the program office are still reviewing the test data and assessing the risk and potential solutions to these deficiencies, and proceeding in parallel to aircraft delivery,” she said in a statement.
Fonte: defensenews.com/breaking-news ..... "Air Force finds new KC-46 deficiencies, jeopardizing planned delivery date" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 18 ottobre 2018, 0:15

Infatti ..... e' saltata ..... :mrgreen:

..... defensenews.com ..... https://www.defensenews.com/air/2018/10 ... s-october/ .....

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Immagine

Mentre un KC-46A vola in Giappone ...
A Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker landed overseas for the first time, stopping at Yokota AB, Japan, on Oct. 23 local time, as part of an “Integrated System Evaluation” test, the Air Force acknowledged Wednesday.
It was the last overseas visit on a trip that started at Edwards AFB, Calif., with an interim stop at Hickam AFB, Hawaii.
After Yokota, the jet will fly to Seattle, Wash., to continue testing.
Fonte: airforcemag.com ... "KC-46 Tanker Lands in Japan As Part of Long-Range Test" ...

... arriva l'annuncio che, in questo mese, non avrà luogo la prima consegna ufficiale all' USAF in quanto Boeing deve ancora lavorare alla soluzione di una serie di problemi .....
The Air Force will not receive its first KC-46 this month as originally expected, while the program office and Boeing are still working to address five “category one” deficiencies that still need to be remedied, the head of Air Mobility Command said Friday.
The Air Force had long expected to receive its first KC-46 at McConnell AFB, Kan., this month, but Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said earlier this month that Boeing would not meet that deadline.
AMC boss Gen. Maryanne Miller told reporters on Friday that McConnell is standing ready to receive the aircraft, but there is still work to be done by Boeing to address five category one deficiencies plaguing the aircraft’s boom system.
Fonte: airforcemag.com ... "AMC: No KC-46 Delivery This Month, Deficiencies Still Need to be Addressed" ...
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Piano, piano ..... :walk:
The Boeing KC-46A aerial tanker programme completed its Phase II receiver aircraft tests after finishing three weeks of flights with F-15E aircraft out of Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Receiver certification for the KC-46A started in April 2018 with the Lockheed Martin F-16, says Boeing.
A joint US Air Force Boeing team has completed receiver tests with Boeing KC-135, Boeing C-17, Fairchild Republic A-10, KC-46, Boeing B-52 and Boeing F/A-18 aircraft since then.
Fonte: flightglobal.com ..... "KC-46A completes Phase II receiver aircraft testing" .....
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Intanto ..... mentre Boeing riceve dall' USAF il contratto per produrre un secondo esemplare di KC-46A per il Giappone ..... https://dod.defense.gov/News/Contracts/ ... e/1707044/ .....

..... flightglobal.com ..... "Boeing receives contract to build Japan a second KC-46A tanker" .....

..... ecco che, a sorpresa, salta fuori un accordo fra Lockheed Martin e Airbus in base al quale le due aziende intendono offrire all' Air Force servizi di rifornimento in volo utilizzando lo A330 MRTT .....

..... flightglobal.com ..... "Airbus and Lockheed team for US tanker services" .....

In merito ..... il punto di vista di FlightGlobal .....

..... "OPINION: Lockheed pact fuels Airbus tanker ambitions" .....

Ovvero ..... uscire dalla porta per rientrare dalla finestra ..... :mrgreen:
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Tutti ansiosi di rifornire in volo i velivoli dell' USAF .....
La lista si allunga .....
Omega Aerial Refueling Services (*) is considering buying new aircraft and pulling old ones out of storage in order to meet the US Air Force's interest in adding commercial tanker services.
Omega's stated interest in expanding its fleet of aircraft comes after Lockheed Martin and Airbus announced on 4 December that they would team up to offer tanker services to the US Department of Defense.
Both companies are responding to a June request for information from the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), which stated that it had 20,000-30,000h per year that is not being supported by aerial refuelling service.
Fonte: flightglobal.com ..... "Omega to compete for US Air Force commercial tanker service" .....

(*) ..... http://www.omegaairrefueling.com/ .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 16 dicembre 2018, 23:27

KC-46A ..... prima consegna garantita entro fine anno .....
Forse ..... chissà ..... :mrgreen:
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story contained a quote from a McConnell public affairs officer suggesting acquisition of the KC-46 tankers was guaranteed by the end of the year.
Acquisition in 2018 is possible but not guaranteed.
Fonte: kansas.com/news ..... "McConnell hopes to get first KC-46 refueling tanker by end of December" .....
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McConnell Air Force Base ..... ci si addestra in attesa della prima consegna .....
As personnel at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas await the arrival of the installation’s - and U.S. Air Force’s - first Boeing KC-46A Pegasus tanker/transport, those who will instruct crews on the aircraft are finalizing their training plans for them.
Trainers from McConnell and FlightSafety International recently demonstrated to the media the loading of cargo aboard a 117-foot (35.6-meters) full-scale mock-up of the KC-46’s fuselage at the base’s Fuselage Training Facility.
The $6.4 million KC-46 fuselage mock-up was manufactured by Aircrew Training in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and has a functional cargo door, rollers on the floor, smoke barriers, and egress equipment such as an inflatable emergency slide. Providing training with a mock fuselage will “save wear and tear on the KC-46 airplane,” said 1st Lieutenant Daniel de La Fe, public affairs officer for the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell.
“We want to make sure this holds up and the aircraft holds up.”
Fonte: ainonline.com ... McConnell Prepares for First Air Force KC-46 ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 gennaio 2019, 13:22

Mattis se ne va ..... e l'aerocisterna resta al palo ..... :mrgreen:
Boeing won’t be delivering the first KC-46 tanker to the Air Force in 2018 as planned, due to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ surprise ouster from the Pentagon, a source told Defense News on Monday.
The Air Force had intended to accept the first KC-46 by the end of December and was awaiting signature from Mattis, which would finalize the delivery plans, Reuters first reported on Dec. 20.
However, later that day, Mattis announced that he would step down from the top Defense Department post in February, and just three days later, President Donald Trump tweeted that Mattis would wrap up his work as secretary of defense by the end of 2018.
Fonte: defensenews.com ..... "First KC-46 delivery stalled by Mattis’ departure" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 7 gennaio 2019, 16:54

richelieu ha scritto:Mattis se ne va ..... e l'aerocisterna resta al palo ..... :mrgreen:

Fonte: defensenews.com ..... "First KC-46 delivery stalled by Mattis’ departure" .....
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Anche qui : airforcemag.com ..... "Acting Sec Def Blocked From KC-46 Delivery Decision, Involvement in All Boeing-Related Programs" .....

SuperMauuuuu ..... se ci stai leggendo ..... :wink:
27 feb 2011, 11:35
Alla fine della fiera, Richelieu, io faccio il cinese ..... mi siedo sulla riva del fiume e aspetto ..... e vediamo.

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First flight for the KC-46A is slated for 2015 with 18 aircraft delivered by 2017.
Richelieu,
aggiungi sta' data al tuo calendario, va' .....
Scommessina? 10 birre contro 1 che non ce la fanno ??
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E 5 contro 1 che se ce la fanno, qualche altro programma ne risentira' pesantemente .....
Mai una profezia fu tanto azzeccata .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 10 gennaio 2019, 17:09

Ormai gli Stati Uniti si stanno pericolosamente avvicinando a diventare un qualcosa di molto simile all' Italia ..... ove un giorno emerge una notizia ..... il giorno dopo tocca a un altra smentire la prima .....

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Anche qui ..... defensenews.com ..... "Boeing delivers first KC-46, but fixes to technical problems still years away" .....

Non si tratta comunque di una consegna vera e propria ..... si dovrà ancora attendere qualche tempo per la cerimonia ufficiale .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 10 gennaio 2019, 20:57

Il commento di FlightGlobal .....

..... "USAF accepts Boeing KC-46A air tanker after years of delays" .....

E quello di AINonline .....

..... "Boeing Set To Deliver First KC-46 to Air Force" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 11 gennaio 2019, 0:02

Sia quel che sia ..... i problemi esistono e persistono ..... 
Ci vorrà dunque parecchio tempo prima che si possa finalmente arrivare alla loro soluzione .....

..... airforcemag.com ..... "USAF Accepts First KC-46, Though Deficiencies Could Persist for Years" .....

..... thedrive.com ..... "USAF Finally Accepts Its First KC-46A Tanker, But The Design Still Needs Years Worth Of Fixes" .....
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Messaggio da JT8D » 25 gennaio 2019, 21:02

Partiti da Everett i primi due KC-46A destinati alla U.S. Air Force, McConnell Air Force Base:

https://www.md80.it/2019/01/25/boeing-c ... air-force/

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"La corsa di decollo è una metamorfosi, una quantità di metallo che si trasforma in aeroplano per mezzo dell'aria. Ogni corsa di decollo è la nascita di un aeroplano."

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Messaggio da richelieu » 26 gennaio 2019, 11:08

Un video rilasciato, nell' occasione, da Boeing .....

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This video was shown exclusively at the first delivery celebration.
KC-46 is able to refuel 64 different aircraft and that includes all U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures.
During extensive flight testing, six KC-46 have completed more than 3,800 flight hours and offloaded more than four million pounds of fuel to A-10, B-52, C-17, KC-10, KC-135, KC-46, F-15E, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft.
Inoltre ..... airforcemag.com ..... "Boeing Formally Hands Over Two KC-46s to the Air Force, Delivery on Friday Morning" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 29 gennaio 2019, 0:17

McConnell AFB ..... si festeggia l' arrivo dei primi due KC-46A ..... :occasion5:
The Air Force began its next era of aerial refueling on Friday, as the first two KC-46s left their production facility here and landed at McConnell AFB, Kan., to begin service.
The tankers, tail numbers 15-6009 and 17-6031, left Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Wash., on a cold and foggy morning, with a KC-135 from McConnell leading the way.
The two aircraft touched down in the afternoon.
During a ceremony at the base the same day, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said the arrival of the aircraft marked a “new era” of refueling.
Fonte: airforcemag.com ..... "McConnell Celebrates the Arrival of Its First KC-46s" .....
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Messaggio da richelieu » 1 febbraio 2019, 18:55

Ora Boeing ..... corre ..... :walk:
Third and Fourth KC-46s Delivered to McConnell .....

The Air Force on Thursday took delivery of the third and fourth KC-46 tankers, less than a week after the first two landed at McConnell AFB, Kan.
Two VIPs - USAF Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, the director of staff for headquarters Air Force - flew the two tankers from Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Wash., to McConnell.
The deliveries continue the pace Boeing is expecting to set through the next year, averaging three KC-46 deliveries per month for a total of 36.
The first four were delivered to McConnell, the first USAF operating location for the jet, and Boeing said last week it expects deliveries to Altus AFB, Okla., to begin next month.

- Brian Everstine (Air Force Magazine - 01-02-2019)
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Messaggio da richelieu » 8 febbraio 2019, 0:36

Ancora sui problemi che affliggono il KC-46 ..... l' Air Force corre ai ripari .....

airforcemag.com ..... http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... ncies.aspx .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 12 febbraio 2019, 16:01

Boeing ha consegnato il quinto KC-46A .....

..... flightglobal.com ..... "Boeing transfers fifth KC-46A to Altus base" .....

Nonostante tutto le perdite finanziarie legate al programma continuano a salire .....

..... flightglobal.com ..... "Boeing losses in KC-46A programme continue to rise" .....

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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 febbraio 2019, 9:19

Sono già due i KC-46A consegnati alla base aerea di Altus ...
Air Education and Training Command kicked off its KC-46 era on Friday as Altus AFB, Okla., accepted two of the new tankers for the service’s sole Pegasus training schoolhouse.
The two KC-46s - the fifth and sixth overall for the Air Force - landed for a celebration at the base, which has built up its infrastructure and brought in personnel over the past several years to be ready for the new tanker.
“This machine, coupled with a team of airmen who know how to innovate, becomes one of the most powerful tools of air superiority in the 21st century,” Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, commander of Air Education and Training Command, said at the ceremony.
L' articolo prosegue qui: airforcemag.com ... "Altus Receives Its First KC-46s" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 febbraio 2019, 10:28

F-35 ... primo rifornimento in volo da un KC-46A ...
The Boeing KC-46A Pegasus air tanker refuelled a Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for the first time over California.
The tanker connected to the fighter aircraft with its refuelling boom on 22 January, marking the first time the Pegasus has refuelled a stealth aircraft, says the US Air Force.
The KC-46A will also have to prove it can refuel the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit.
L' articolo prosegue qui: flightglobal.com ... "Boeing KC-46A refuels stealth aircraft for first time" ...

Anche qui viene messo in evidenza il rischio di 'graffiature' alla 'pelle' del velivolo ...
The test came as Boeing and the Air Force are working to address deficiencies with the aircraft’s refueling system, including one that could cause scrapes to receiving aircraft.
This could be a significant problem for stealth aircraft, such as the F-35, that rely on low-observable paint.
If that coating is damaged, it could cause a reduction in the aircraft’s stealth capabilities.
Fonte ... AFA ... http://www.airforcemag.com/Features/Pag ... -Time.aspx ...
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Mentre per il KC-46A sono iniziate le consegne ... già si pensa al KC-Z ...
The Air Force is mapping out the unprecedented capabilities it will need in a next-generation tanker, laying out an aggressive timeline for the “KC-Z” while it is only just getting the KC-46 to operational status.
It’s not expected at this point that the KC-Z will be stealthy, however.
Air Mobility Command boss Gen. Maryanne Miller said it will take a year to identify the capabilities it wants in the future tanker, a process that is beginning right now.
These requirements will be driven by the threat, as laid out in the National Defense Strategy and USAF’s Next Generation Air Dominance future fighter system.
“We’ll have a tanker that supports” NGAD, she said, though she said it’s too early to say what exactly what will mean; whether, for example, the future tanker will be autonomous.
Our priority right now is going to be the KC-Z,” she said.
L'intero articolo ... airforcemag.com ..... "Air Mobility Command Looks to Future Tanker as it Begins to Receive KC-46s" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 3 aprile 2019, 0:07

E si ... è proprio una telenovela ... #-o

... flightglobal.com ... "USAF stops Boeing KC-46 deliveries for second time after more FOD" ...

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Le consegne riprenderanno nel giro di qualche settimana ...
The Air Force will begin receiving KC-46s again within weeks, following a second round of inspections after more foreign object debris was discovered in the aircraft.
However, the service now needs to send the aircraft it has already received back to Boeing for more checks.
Will Roper, the Air Force’s assistant secretary for acquisition, told reporters at the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium in Colorado on Tuesday the Air Force is again satisfied with Boeing’s corrective actions.
The service will accept more aircraft in the near future after sealed areas like fuel tanks are deemed compliant, and once it ensures the company is obeying its corrective action plan.
Fonte: airforcemag.com ... "KC-46 Deliveries to Resume Within Weeks" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 17 maggio 2019, 0:06

Boeing prende la rincorsa ...
Boeing plans to deliver 36 KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refuelling tankers to the US Air Force in 2019 despite two stoppages earlier in the year when foreign object debris was found inside multiple aircraft.
The company is on contract to deliver 36 aircraft by the end of the year and has thus far delivered 8 aircraft to the USAF.
The service recently signed off on delivery of three more tankers, which are likely to be delivered on 17 May, says the company.
Boeing says it should deliver 18 aircraft by the end of June.
... flightglobal.com ... "Boeing pacing to deliver 36 KC-46A tankers in 2019 despite delays" ...
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Messaggio da richelieu » 21 maggio 2019, 0:10

Ora sono 11 !
Boeing has delivered three more KC-46As to the Air Force, bringing the total number of tankers sent to the service to 11.
One tanker left Boeing Field in Seattle for McConnell AFB, Kan., May 17. McConnell, which is the first operating base for the aircraft, received the first tanker for the service in January and now has six of the aircraft.
Two more KC-46s left Boeing Field for Altus AFB, Okla., on May 18.
Altus is the service’s training base for the aircraft, and now has five of tankers.
... airforcemag.com ... "Boeing Delivers Three More KC-46s, USAF Fleet Now at 11" ...

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Tempo di offerte ...
As Boeing gears up for the Paris Air Show, its sales pitch to countries shopping for a new or first aerial tanker capability will be that the US Air Force will pay to keep the worldwide KC-46 fleet up to date, saving countries money and assuring them the product will have long-term support.
In a briefing for international journalists on May 15, Boeing KC-46 and P-8 international sales director Matt Carreon said the Air Force is committed to a buy of at least 179 KC-46s, and supporting them with upgrades and modifications “for the next 30-plus years.”
If a customer were to buy a tanker that didn’t have a large worldwide fleet, each customer would have to pay to develop upgrades, modifications, and new capabilities, he said.
While the customer would pay for installations, the Air Force will develop the fleetwide enhancements at its own expense.
... airforcemag.com ... "Boeing’s International KC-46 Sales Pitch: Let USAF Pay For R&D" ...
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A sorpresa ...
... gli Emirati ne vogliono tre ...
The United Arab Emirates has emerged as a surprise customer for KC-46A Pegasus, having formally made a request to buy the tanker aircraft, according to manufacturer Boeing.
Speaking to reporters at a media event on the sidelines of the annual Shangri-La Dialogue regional security summit in Singapore, Jeff Shockey, Boeing’s vice president of global sales for defense, space and security, confirmed that the Middle Eastern kingdom had issued a letter of request for three tankers.
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The UAE’s request to buy the KC-46A is a surprise, given it currently already operates three Airbus A330 multirole tanker transports.

... defensenews.com ... "UAE issues formal request to buy KC-46A tanker, says Boeing" ...
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Boeing ... esplora ...
Boeing is working on potential international deals related to its KC-46A tanker and the 737-based E-7 airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft.
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Shockey ... revealed that there are six KC-46A sales opportunities globally for up to 20 aircraft.
These are in Indonesia, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, NATO, Norway, and Japan.
Of these, Japan already has orders for the type, but the UAE is a surprise given that it already operates the KC-46A’s rival, the Airbus Defence & Space A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT).
... flightglobal.com ... "Boeing eyes international KC-46A, E-7 opportunities" ...
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Nonostante vari e ripetuti intoppi .. il programma procede ...
In the midst of its Phase III testing, the KC-46 Pegasus completed yet another milestone.
The Air Force’s newest refueling tanker made its first mid-air connection with the B-2 Spirit in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently.
The Air Force took first delivery of the KC-46 earlier this year, the Global Reach Combined Test Force and the 418th Flight Test Squadron has been at the forefront of the platform’s developmental testing program.
“Testing with the B-2 was a pretty big deal for us,” said Jamie Smith, 418th FLTS lead aerial refueling engineer.
“It is the first aircraft that has such a dark paint scheme and it takes up quite a large portion of the Remote Vision System (RVS) screen. We were all really interested to see how the RVS would react with the B-2.”
.. edwards.af.mil .. "KC-46 flies past latest milestone" ..

E .. quasi contemporaneamente .. edwards.af.mil .. "KC-46, F-35 completes receiver certification testing" ..
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Messaggio da richelieu » 13 giugno 2019, 16:19

Ritardi e ... conseguenze ...

... flightglobal.com ... "USAF forced to move Boeing KC-46A funds to sustain older KC-135s" ...

Secondo l'inesorabile rapporto del GAO ...
Because of the delivery delays to date and other factors in the existing tanker fleet, an Air Mobility Command official said leadership is currently planning to fly and maintain some legacy KC-135 tankers longer than
planned until the KC-46 is available to conduct missions.
According to the official, the Air Force plans to reallocate $57 million in fiscal year 2020 funds from the KC-46 program to the KC-135 program to support this decision.
The funding would cover the cost to fly and sustain some KC135 aircraft above what the Command had planned, including the associated personnel costs.
Air Mobility Command officials said that decisions about retaining some legacy KC-135 aircraft will be reviewed
annually thereafter.
If these aircraft are retained, funding would be reallocated from the KC-46 program to support the decision.
... https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/699661.pdf ...

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Da Parigi ... il KC-46A presente per la prima volta al Salone ...

... flightglobal.com ... "PARIS: KC-46A makes show debut as opportunities beckon" ...

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Intanto, negli USA, LM lancia la sfida ...
Lockheed Martin has been in talks with US Transportation Command about providing Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transports to the US Air Force, either as a sale, lease, or “fee for service” platform, to supplement the Air Force’s aging tanker fleet, Michele Evans, company executive vice president of aeronautical programs, told reporters on June 13 in advance of the Paris Air Show.
Lockheed and Airbus are partnered on the aircraft, which Evans said could be a strong competitor if the Air Force opts to compete the second phase of its KC-135 replacement program, known as KC-Y.
The A330 could deliver fuel at a lower price per gallon than the KC-46, she asserted.
The MRTT has been successful in almost all of its international competitions with the KC-46, she noted.
Although Lockheed has promoted a stealth tanker idea for many years, Evans did not champion that concept saying it isn’t clear what the Air Force’s needs will be.
... airforcemag.com ... "Lockheed Promotes Aeronautical Programs in Advance of Paris Air Show" ...
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Ma di che vi preoccupate ...
Sono soltanto ... "problemi culturali" ... :P
The US Air Force (USAF) continues to find foreign object debris (FOD) inside the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refuelling tanker, including loose material found this week, and it expects to discover objects for the foreseeable future.
FOD found inside new KC-46As delivered to the USAF is a result of cultural problems, said Will Roper, USAF assistant secretary of the air force for acquisition, technology and logistics, at the show.
The service is finding tools, rubbish and left-over parts such as loose nuts during inspections, he said.
It’s a cultural issue,” says Roper.
“We are having those cultural dialogues with Boeing. This is not something you fix by sending out a memo, and then there’s no foreign object debris in the airplanes.”
The problem of FOD within the KC-46A is not likely to be fixed soon, he adds.
... flightglobal.com ... "PARIS: USAF still finding FOD in Boeing KC-46 and expects more" ...

Tempi duri ... per Boeing ... :blackeye:
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