Monday, June 30, 2014
Boeing Enters Korean Air Tanker Competition
[Aviation Today June 30, 2014] Boeing has entered its next generation aerial refueling tanker, the KC-46A, into the open competition for the Republic of Korea's search for its first tanker squadron. Korea plans to acquire four aircraft for the squadron.
The KC-46A is based on the Boeing 767-200ER commercial airframe, and will serve as the replacement for the U.S. Air Force's fleet of KC-135s, beginning in 2017.