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USAF quiet on delivery schedule for Boeing KC-46 tanker to Wichita

Daniel McCoy
American City Business Journals
USAF quiet on delivery schedule for Boeing KC-46 tanker to Wichita

With the month now half over, it appears less and less likely that McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita will receive its first KC-46 tanker from the Boeing Co. in October as previously hoped.  Boeing (NYSE: BA) last week deferred direct comment on the delivery schedule for the first tanker’s arrival to McConnell to the U.S. Air Force, as the aircraft is now involved in testing for its military type certificate.   A spokesperson for the service told the WBJ that it did not have any updates on the certification timeline or first delivery schedule at this time.  That leaves just two weeks for the tanker to still obtain its needed military type certificate and arrive in Wichita to meet the October goal. Boeing had reiterated that goal as recently as early last month when it was announced that the aircraft had completed its needed Federal Aviation Administration certifications.