KC-46 cleared for TRANSCOM fueling missions as program grapples with trim defect

By Michael Marrow / April 1, 2022 at 4:43 PM
Air Mobility Command has authorized the KC-46A Pegasus to refuel the F-35A and F-22 aircraft, expanding the new tanker’s U.S. Transportation Command-approved mission sets as the aircraft awaits full mission capability and faces a recently discovered trim issue. According to a Friday AMC press release , about 85% of TRANSCOM’s air refueling needs can be met by the Pegasus. The interim capability releases for the aircraft have gradually integrated the Boeing-made Pegasus into air refueling missions, taking over tasks previously...

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