US Air Force Resumes Pegasus Delivery

Issue: 3 / 2019

The US Air Force has received a KC-46 Pegasus on March 11, 2019 after the aircraft passed a Foreign Object Debris inspection at Boeing’s production facility. The Pegasus is a flight refueling aircraft (FRA) developed by Boeing. The US Air Force selected the Pegasus to replace the KC-135 Stratotankers. The first Pegasus was scheduled to be delivered in August 2017; but was delayed until January 2019. Delivery of the FRA was halted last month after foreign object debris was found in one of the aircraft. Subsequent deliveries will occur as Boeing successfully completes each aircraft’s inspection and actions assigned from the review. Boeing plans to deliver 36 of the aircraft this year and about a dozen more are nearing completion.