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Boeing KC-46 Pegasus

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Citat:The Boeing KC-46 Pegasus is a military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. In February 2011, the tanker was selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) as the winner in the KC-X tanker competition to replace older Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers. The first aircraft was to be delivered to the Air Force in August 2017, but was delayed until 10 January 2019

General characteristics

Crew: 3 (2 pilots, 1 boom operator) basic crew; 15 permanent seats for additional/optional air crew members, including aeromedical evacuation crew members
Capacity: seating for up to 114 people, 18 463L pallets, or 58 patients (24 litters, 34 ambulatory)
Payload: 65,000 lb (29,500 kg)
Length: 165 ft 6 in (50.5 m)
Wingspan: 157 ft 8 in (48.1 m)
Height: 52 ft 1 in (15.9 m)
Empty weight: 181,610 lb (82,377 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 415,000 lb (188,240 kg)
Fuel Capacity: 212,299 lb (96,297 kg)
Fuel Capacity (vol): 31,220 US gal (118,200 l)
Maximum Transfer Fuel Load: 207,672 lb (94,198 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney PW4062 turbofan, 63,300 lbf[122] (282 kN) each

Performance

Maximum speed: Mach 0.86 (570 mph, 914 km/h)
Cruise speed: Mach 0.80 (530 mph, 851 km/h)
Range: 6,385 nmi (11,830 km) ; global with in flight refueling[122]
Service ceiling: 40,100 ft (12,200 m)

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UAE podneli zahtev za kupovinu KC-46A
UAE issues formal request to buy KC-46A tanker, says Boeing
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Boeing eyes international KC-46A, E-7 opportunities
Citat:The company has delivered 11 KC-46As to the US Air Force, and aims to have 18 delivered by the second quarter and “somewhere between 36 and 40 by the end of the year,” says Boeing vice-president Jeff Shockey, speaking with reporters in Singapore in late May.
“We are moving along and working closely with the customer on those deliveries,” he says. “Feedback is positive from operators.”
The figure of a possible 40 deliveries is four units higher than recent guidance from Boeing, which stated that 36 deliveries were targeted by year-end.
Shockey also addressed the highly-publicised foreign object debris (FOD) issues that halted KC-46A deliveries earlier this year.

Arrow https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-.....es-458658/



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U.S. Air Force’s newest refueling tanker made its first mid-air connection with B-2 Spirit
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USAF forced to move Boeing KC-46A funds to sustain older KC-135s
Citat:The US Air Force (USAF) plans to move $57 million in FY2020 funds from the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refuelling tanker programme to support the cost of flying and maintaining its fleet of older KC-135 Stratotankers longer than it expected.
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Izraelci hoce dva KC-46
Israel Submits LoR for Two KC-46 Refueling Tankers
Citat:Once the transaction has been signed, Boeing will commence manufacturing of the new aircraft for the Israeli Air Force. Sources at Boeing estimate that the first refueling tanker will be delivered to Israel in 2022 or 2023

Israel made the first step toward the replacement of the IAF’s aging refueling tanker fleet: the Government of Israel has submitted a Letter of Request (LoR) to the US Government, for the acquisition of two new Boeing KC-46 refueling tankers. The new tankers will replace the old Boeing-707 tankers, IAF designation Re’em, which have been in service for a number of decades.

The procurement deal for the new tankers is yet to be signed, and at this point, the request is for the acquisition of two aircraft with an option for the future acquisition of an additional six. Sources at the Boeing Corporation estimate that the first refueling tanker will be delivered to Israel in 2022 or 2023. Once the transaction has been signed, Boeing will commence manufacturing of the new aircraft for the IAF.

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KC-46 air refueling tanker completes testing with Air Force’s largest plane
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Za neki dan stizu jos dva nova
First KC-46A tankers to arrive at Pease
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Citat:Two KC-46 air refueling tankers are scheduled to arrive at Pease Air National Guard Base Thursday, Aug. 8 at 4 p.m.

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Boeing delivers three additional KC-46As to US Air Force
Citat:Boeing said on 9 August that it delivered three more KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers to the US Air Force (USAF), raising its delivery total to 16.
Arrow https://www.janes.com/article/90414/boeing-deliver.....-air-force

Boeing juggles KC-46 tanker deliveries and boom redesign
Citat:Boeing delivered three more KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refuelling tankers to the US Air Force (USAF) on 8 and 9 August, a week after winning a $55 million contract to redesign the aircraft’s boom telescope actuator.
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Ameri dobili jos dva
U.S. Air Force receives two more newest KC-46 Pegasus tankers
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Boeing Floats Two-Step Solution for KC-46 Cargo Issue

Citat:Boeing is proposing a two-step solution to address a major new deficiency with its KC-46 tanker, which limits the aircraft’s ability to carry personnel or cargo.

Air Mobility Command on Sept. 11 revealed the deficiency and the restrictions it imposed after multiple incidents in which cargo restraint devices broke open during operational test and evaluation flights. The locks were fully installed and inspected, but still malfunctioned during flight. “No cargo or equipment moved and there was no specific risk to the aircraft or crew,” AMC spokesman Col. Damien Pickart said.

Boeing, in a Sept. 13 statement, said the company and the Air Force team are “making good progress to resolve the issue.”

The company has suggested two paths, one an interim solution and one a long-term fix. For now, the company wants to use tie-down straps to secure the cargo.

“This solution is undergoing further analysis and will be shared with the USAF in the coming days,” the company said. “The straps will enable the USAF to resume some cargo operations.”

Secondly, the company is testing a “robust, longer-term fix” for the malfunctioning lock mechanism. Boeing said it will soon have results of its tests and will present the options to the Air Force early in the week of Sept. 15.


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