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Boeing Adds KC-46A Aircraft to Tanker Test Program, Jeanette Croppi Comments

Boeing Adds KC-46A Aircraft to Tanker Test Program, Jeanette Croppi Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Boeing Adds KC-46A Aircraft to Tanker Test Program, Jeanette Croppi Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting eventBoeing has added a sixth aircraft to its tanker test program to help expand the company’s capacity to conduct ground and flight-test activities.

The company said Tuesday that it conducted test activities on the new KC-46A multi-role tanker to evaluate the aircraft’s capacity to operate through radar- and radio tower-produced electromagnetic fields.

“Adding another tanker will help us to become even more efficient and significantly improve our ability to complete test points going forward,” said Jeanette Croppi, Boeing KC-46A tanker test team director.

“We are also re-configuring one of our 767-2C aircraft into a tanker, which means we soon will have four KC-46 tankers in test.”

Boeing’s test aircraft have recorded more than 1,600 flight hours and 1,200 “contacts” throughout refueling flights performed using F-16, F/A-18, AV-8B, C-17, A-10 and KC-10 aircraft.

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