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Boeing delivers 19th KC-46A tanker to US Air Force

04 September 2019

Boeing expects more KC-46A deliveries to take place in September after delivering its 18th and 19th aircraft on 29 August. Source: IHS Markit/Pat Host

On 29 August Boeing delivered its 18th and 19th KC-46A Pegasus aerial refuelling tankers to the US Air Force (USAF).

Boeing spokesman Charles Ramey said on 3 September that the two aircraft were destined for McConnell Air Force Base (AFB), Kansas. Boeing, he said, will make additional deliveries later in September.

Ramey said Boeing has, overall, made 19 contractual deliveries with 18 aircraft having been flown to USAF bases. He said a contractual delivery takes place when the formal paperwork is signed. The aircraft comes off Boeing's books and becomes USAF property. Ramey said he was unsure when the 19th KC-46A would leave Boeing Field in Seattle for McConnell AFB.

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