Friday, February 24, 2012

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing Marks 1st Anniversary Of KC-46A Tanker Contract Award

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: Boeing Marks 1st Anniversary Of KC-46A Tanker Contract Award
>;Major milestones completed on schedule as program prepares for Preliminary Design Review
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources Boeing
 (NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - February 24, 2012: The Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-46 Tanker program today marked the first anniversary of receiving a U.S. Air Force contract to build the next-generation aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46A. Over the past year, the program has completed key milestones in support of the design and development phase on or ahead of schedule, and is now preparing for a Preliminary Design Review (PDR) in March.
"The KC-46 program is on a good path. Boeing's performance thus far has been solid," said Maj. Gen. Chris Bogdan, KC-46 Program Executive Officer, U.S. Air Force. "Our commitment is to deliver the KC-46A to the nation's warfighters, on schedule and ready to go to war on Day One, as the world's most advanced tanker. I'm pleased to report that Boeing is meeting its commitments."
Since receiving the contract on Feb. 24, 2011, the Boeing KC-46 team has completed several major milestones, including a System Requirements Review, Integrated Baseline Review, 767-2C PDR, and Firm Configuration Reviews for the 767-2C and the KC-46A Tanker.
"I'm very proud of our joint team," said Maureen Dougherty, Boeing KC-46 Tanker vice president and program manager. "We're drawing on the best of Boeing's industry-leading commercial airplane and defense expertise as we design and develop the KC-46A, which is a next-generation derivative aircraft. We remain on plan to deliver the first 18 combat-ready tankers by 2017."
The PDR, which will ensure that Boeing's design meets system requirements, will be followed by a Critical Design Review (CDR) in the third quarter of 2013. The CDR determines that the design of the KC-46A is mature and ready to proceed to the manufacturing phase of the program.
Boeing will build 179 next-generation aerial refueling tanker aircraft that will begin to replace the Air Force's fleet of 416 KC-135 tankers. Based on the proven Boeing 767 commercial airplane, the KC-46A tanker is a widebody, multi-mission aircraft updated with the latest and most advanced technology to meet the demanding mission requirements of the future, including a digital flight deck featuring Boeing 787 Dreamliner electronic displays and a flight control design philosophy that places aircrews in command to maximize combat maneuverability. The KC-46A also features a modernized KC-10 boom with a fly-by-wire control system, and a refueling envelope and fuel offload rate that is greater than the KC-135 it will replace.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 62,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.
Boeing ~ Related News;

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Albaugh to Speak at JP Morgan Conference on March 14
Boeing Marks 1st Anniversary of KC-46A Tanker Contract Award
Boeing Awarded Performance Based Logistics Contract for Sustainment of Korea F-15Ks
Boeing Announces Next Segment of 787 Dream Tour
Boeing Completes F/A-18E/F, EA-18G Multi-Year Procurement II Deliveries Ahead of Schedule
Boeing to Feature Enduring Capabilities for US Air Force at AFA Air Warfare Symposium
Boeing to Showcase Enhanced Capabilities for US Army at 2012 AUSA Winter Symposium
Boeing, Pakistan International Airlines Finalize Order for Five 777-300ERs
Boeing Receives Additional Ship's Signal Exploitation Equipment Increment F Order from US Navy
Boeing, Citi Start Export-Import Bank Supplier Financing Program
Boeing and US Air Force Mark Delivery of 1st Re-winged A-10 Thunderbolt II
Boeing, New European Airline Volotea Agree to 717 Leasing Deal
Boeing, Singapore Airlines Cargo Launch GoldCare Operations
Boeing Edge Sets New Standard for Aviation Services and Support
Bell Boeing Delivers 1st Block C V-22 Osprey to US Marine Corps
Boeing, Lion Air Finalize Historic Order for up to 380 737s
Boeing to Begin Final Phase of 737 MAX Wind Tunnel Testing
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Arrives in Singapore
Boeing Commercial Airplanes SVP Shanahan to Speak at Barclays Capital Conference Feb. 23
Boeing 787 Dreamliner Debuts in Bangkok for Dream Tour
Singapore Airlines to Launch Boeing's Electronic Logbook Solution
Boeing Delivers Uzbekistan Airways 767-300ER as Airline Marks 20th Anniversary
Boeing Statement on Air Astana Commitment for Seven Airplanes
Boeing to Showcase 787 Dreamliner at 2012 Singapore Airshow
Boeing Employees Provide Insider's Look at Aerospace Innovation

*Link for This article compiled by Roger Smith from rliable sources Boeing
*Speaking Image - Creation of DTN News ~ Defense Technology News 
*This article is being posted from Toronto, Canada By DTN News ~ Defense-Technology News 

No comments: