Revelation wrote:Max Q wrote:The KC135 has a hatch on the lower left forward fuselage that allows the crew to board independently of any external stairs
Is there any provision for this in the KC46, perhaps through the E&E compartment?
In http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/01/news/co ... index.html good old Jon Ostrower wrote:The crew ascends through a hatch underneath the jet's nose and is flying in 10 minutes. No stairs needed.
So the answer is yes, but I couldn't find a more detailed reference.
He can be reached via Twitter @jonostrower if you want to ask him for more info.
This article also states ‘a single button on the exterior of the aircraft can be used to
power up systems’
Allowing for journalistic license I’d guess
this is to start the APU ?