WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio – U.S. Air Force aerial refueling experts are asking the Boeing Co. to build 18 KC Pegasus twin-engine widebody tanker aircraft under terms of a $ billion order.
Now, it appears that the U.S. Air Force is slashing key requirements, including mid-air refueling, for its new presidential aircraft, the future Air Force Ones, to try and make good on his claim.
Welcome to the United States Air Force. Learn about great opportunities for enlisted airmen, officers and health care professionals. Air Force Aerial Refueling Christopher Bolkcom Specialist in National Defense Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division Summary Aerial refueling aircraft ar e key to air operations. The U. S. tanker fleet is large and effective, but old. Modernizing or replacing the current fleet of tankers presents the.
The tanker uses a boom to refuel Air Force planes and hoses that extend from the wings and center body to refuel Navy, Marine Corps and allied aircraft.
The KCA Pegasus is a widebody, multirole tanker that can refuel all U.S., allied and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures. Boeing designed the KC to carry passengers, cargo and patients. Aerial refueling, also referred to as air refueling, in-flight refueling (IFR), air-to-air refueling (AAR), and tanking, is the process of transferring aviation fuel from one military aircraft (the tanker) to another (the receiver) during flight.