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Air Force Flags More Tests For KC-46 Tanker Program

Law360, Nashville (September 25, 2017, 4:52 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Air Force will conduct more testing of its pending KC-46 Pegasus air tanker next month to puzzle out three potential “category one” issues with the aircraft, including a previously publicized issue with its fuel boom coming in contact with other aircraft, it announced Friday.

The Air Force and the aircraft’s maker, the Boeing Co., will conduct testing in October to look at whether reported incidents of the air-to-air refueling tanker’s fuel boom scraping on aircraft it is meant to be refueling, without the operator’s...
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