KC-46 1st flight goes well
The first flight of the KC-46 next generation tanker took place recently and, as expected for a mature design like the Boeing 767, it did fine on its four-hour shakedown. Now that Boeing has shown the airplane can fly, it's getting ready for the so-called "Milestone C" testing that will show whether the plane can do its job of replacing some truly ancient airframes (Boeing 707s and Douglas DC-10s) in the vital role of aerial refueling of tactical and reconnaissance aircraft.
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