Delivery KC-46A Tanker Maiden Flight

First Boeing KC-46A for U.S. Air Force Completes First Flight

December 07, 2017 in Defense

The first KC-46A tanker Boeing will deliver to the U.S. Air Force completed a successful maiden flight recently after taking off from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. According to Troy Larson, Boeing Test & Evaluation KC-46 test pilot, the crew conducted airplane flight controls, systems and handling tests as part of the flight profile.

“The airplane handled flawlessly, from takeoff to landing,” said Larson. “We look forward to delivering this highly capable aircraft to the U.S. Air Force.”