Tag: McConnell Air Force Base

That time a KC-135 Crew saved an F-16 Pilot from ejecting over ISIS Territory
After the F-16 disconnected a second time, the pilot went through his checklists and told the crew he had a fuel system emergency. Over 80 percent of his total fuel capability was trapped and unusable… A KC-135 Stratotanker crew from McConnell Air Force Base (AFB) saved an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from...
Boeing is close to shut down KC-46A assembly line due to tools and debris found inside completed aircraft
Last month Offutt AFB evacuated eight RC-135 Rivet Joints and one E-4B Doomsday plane after the base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters. McConnell Air Force Base officials ordered the evacuation of 13 aircraft, including 3 KC-46A tankers, as a precaution due to the possibility of severe weather impacting the Wichita...
Boeing is close to shut down KC-46A assembly line due to tools and debris found inside completed aircraft
The Military Delivery Center has issued a state 3 level of alert. One step away from total shut down of KC-46A assembly line. Boeing is just one step away from shutting down the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker assembly line, an internal memo has revealed. As reported by The...
Boeing's KC-46A program completes receiver certification testing for B-52, F/A-18
Trials to refuel the F-15 will soon commence Boeing’s KC-46A aerial refueling tanker has been cleared to refuel the B-52 bomber and F/A-18. Trials to refuel the F-15 will soon commence. While the additional receiver certifications aren’t needed for the company to make its first delivery of the tanker to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), a Boeing spokesperson says they are in...
Boeing cleared to deliver first KC-46A to USAF
But Boeing can't confirm an exact delivery date for the KC-46 A new date has been set for the delivery of the first Boeing KC-46A aerial refueling tanker to the U.S. Air Force (USAF). As reported by The Whichita Eagle, the jet is expected to arrived at McConnell Air Force Base (AFB) on Nov. 16. The USAF is soliciting for a...
Taking control of the aircraft means Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi As we have already reported, on Jun. 9, 2017 grandson of Enola Gay commander, Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV flew restored B-29 bomber Doc when the warbird made the trip from McConnell Air Force Base (AFB), to...
The KC-135 Stratotankers are currently scheduled to transfer from McConnell AFB, Kansas, in fiscal year 2020, as McConnell AFB is slated to receive the KC-46A Pegasus On Jun. 5, 2017 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) officials announced Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB), Washington, as the preferred location for basing 12 KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, and MacDill AFB, Florida, as the reasonable...
The KC-46A is the first phase of a 3-phase effort to replace the USAF aging tanker fleet On Jan. 27, 2017 the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded a $2.1 billion contract to Boeing for the third Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) lot of KC-46A Pegasus tankers. As explained by 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs in the article AF buys...