Boeing and Pratt & Whitney have delivered the first two engines that will power the KC-46A aircraft of the U.S. Air Force.
The engines, each with a 94-inch fan blade diameter, for the aircrafts are part of the KC-46 Tanker Program, Pratt & Whitney announced Dec. 20.
Howie Chandler, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines vice president of business development, and Maureen Dougherty, Boeing KC-46 Tanker Program vice president and program manager, attended the event last week at Boeing’s facility in Everett, Wash.
The over 200 employees at the facility are converting 767 commercial freighters and passenger aircrafts into the first KC046 flight test aircraft.
“The PW4000 engine family that will power these aircraft has an exceptional track record of performance and dependability with numerous commercial customers operating the engine globally,” said Chandler.
The Air Force has awarded Boeing and Pratt & Whitney for the delivery of 368 PW4062 engines between 2013 and 2027.
Pratt & Whitney and Boeing deliver the engines for test aircraft of U.S. Air Force’s new KC-46 aircraft.