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KC-46A Pegasus flies 36-hour, non-stop record-breaking endurance sortie, Air Mobility Command’s longest mission to date

KC-46A Pegasus flies 36-hour, non-stop record-breaking endurance sortie, Air Mobility Command’s longest mission to date

A KC-46A Pegasus a 36-hour non-stop endurance mission covering 16,000 miles, on Nov. 16-17, 2022 Air Mobility Command’s longest mission… Read More

17 hours ago

Two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft have set a new endurance mission record of 72 hours demonstrating multi-day tanker mission generation capabilities

The previous record for a KC-135 Stratotanker endurance mission was 40 hours. Two KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft simultaneously conducted 72-hour single-aircraft… Read More

2 months ago

During the Vietnam War a fully loaded USAF F-4 Phantom II went inverted on a tanker at night in a thunderstorm

The flight of three F-4 Phantom II fighter jets and the tanker continued banking around the storms while refueling when… Read More

2 months ago

L3Harris and Embraer to develop new Agile Tanker based upon KC-390 Millennium airlifter to support USAF operational imperatives

The companies signed an agreement to expand the capabilities of Embraer’s KC-390 Millennium tactical tanker aircraft. L3Harris and Embraer announced… Read More

2 months ago

Video shows KC-46 Pegasus Tanker making emergency landing with refueling boom out (With Congressional Staffers Onboard)

A KC-46 crew from the 157th Air Refueling Wing had to declare in-flight emergency during a New Hampshire National Guard… Read More

3 months ago

New Hampshire Air Guard performs KC-46 super sortie to test critical Pegasus operating systems

On a Wednesday in early August, Airmen from the 157th Air Refueling Wing took off from Pease Air National Guard… Read More

3 months ago

KC-46A Pegasus Tanker Approved to Refuel 97% of Joint Force Receivers

In the last 12 months, the KC-46A Pegasus tanker demonstrated growing operational capacity at a swift pace, despite restrictions and… Read More

6 months ago

Boeing KC-46 Pegasus tanker flies a 24.2-hour sortie completing the longest flight in Air Mobility Command’s history

The KC-46 is Air Mobility Command’s newest aerial refueling platform, and now after completing the 24-hour flight, holds AMC’s record… Read More

7 months ago

Use of KC-46A Centerline Drogue System approved as first Pegasus Interim Capability Release milestone to meet joint force air refueling requirements

This decision provides more daily “taskable” operational capabilities to the joint team and increases capacity for tanker fleet requirements. Air… Read More

1 year ago

USAF seeks companies able to provide commercial derivative tanker aircraft to supplement its tanker aircraft fleet at the end of KC-46A production

The KC-135 will be 70 years old when the Air Force expects to receive its last KC-46 delivery in 2029,… Read More

1 year ago

KC-46 can’t refuel the A-10 and some variants of the C-130 because USAF Did Not Effectively Oversee Development of its Refueling Boom

Results of tests conducted in 2018 showed the boom was problematic when the company tried to test full functionality of… Read More

2 years ago

A Japanese KC-46 tanker becomes the first Pegasus for an international customer to complete successful first flight

Japan is the KC-46 program’s first international customer and is scheduled to receive its first jet this year. The first… Read More

2 years ago

The Incredible Story of the F-4 Phantom that went inverted on a tanker

“Flying upside down underneath a tanker while in a thunderstorm on instruments with a full fuel and bomb load was… Read More

2 years ago

[Video] Boeing rolls out Japan’s first KC-46 Tanker

Deliveries to the Japan Air Self-Defense Force will begin in 2021. On Sep. 17, 2020 the first KC-46 Pegasus aerial… Read More

2 years ago

Remote Vision System 2.0 could give Boeing KC-46 Pegasus autonomous aerial refueling capability

The improved RVS 2.0 that Boeing will install on the KC-46 aerial refueling tanker includes LiDAR sensors that could allow… Read More

3 years ago

The Incredible story of the KC-135 crew Who Recovered a Stratotanker that had been on Fire Under the Floor while Flying 200+ miles west of Hawaii

“Honolulu Center, TORA 54 is currently fighting a fire in the cargo compartment of the aircraft!  STANDBY!,” Mark Hasara, Former… Read More

3 years ago

Remembering Shell 77, the KC-135 that crashed in Kyrgyzstan while it was departing for combat aerial refueling mission

Shell 77 crew encountered a condition they had not realistically experienced in training, which left them with an unrecognized hazardous… Read More

4 years ago