KC-46A Tests Continue Successfully

KC-46A Tests Continue Successfully 21 June, 2019


The U.S. Air Force’s new air refuelling aircraft, the KC-46A Pegasus, is undergoing a variety of tests out of Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Starting on April 29th, the KC-46 conducted the first refuelling test with a Travis AFB C-5M Super Galaxy. The testing is a part of a larger test program to certify aerial refuelling operations between the KC-46 and 22 different receiver aircraft.

C-5M crew tested with the KC-46 was the ability to connect with both aircraft near max gross weight. Once the testing is complete, the results will be used to develop the operational clearance necessary to allow KC-46s to refuel the C-5M for missions. Travis is scheduled to receive its first KC-46 in 2023.

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