Armed Forces News

The Air Force has stopped accepting deliveries of KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueling tanker aircraft from the Boeing Company until recurring problems with tools and trash left inside new aircraft are resolved. Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper told Air Force Magazine the suspension of delivery will remain in effect “until further notice.” Meanwhile, service officials intend to review the actions Boeing is taking to rectify the problems. To date, Boeing has delivered four of the new aircraft to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., and two to Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Built on the same platform as the commercial 767 airliner, the planes are replacing the aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers.