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Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:54 pm

The 157th Air Refueling Wing has received their first KC-46 tanker.

https://www.unionleader.com/news/busine ... 4dadf.html
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Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:48 am

In total three KC-46A aircraft were delivered :

L/N 1137 C/N 34110 B767-2LKC 17-46029 USAF KC-46A (VH029) LRIP 3, #06/15, tail 76029 was delivered to the 157th ARW (Pease Air National Guard Base, Portsmouth, New Hampshire) at August 08th with callsign PACK01.

The next day two tankers were delivered :

L/N 1160 C/N 34089 B767-2LKC 18-46039 USAF KC-46A (VH039) Lot 4, #01/18, N1785B, tail 86039 was delivered to the 22th ARW (Mc Connell Air Force Base Wichita, Kansas, USA ) at August 09th with callsign MDUSA09

L/N 1149 C/N 34114 B767-2LKC 17-46034 USAF KC-46A (VH034) LRIP3, #11/15, tail 76034 was delivered to the 157th ARW (Pease Air National Guard Base, Portsmouth, New Hampshire) at August 09th with callsign PACK02.
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Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:22 pm

I'm confused with the KC-46 spreadsheet. It doesn't show the two July deliveries noted upthread, but it shows the 3 August deliveries. Is something off with the spreadsheet? Other questions are below the link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 2121076296

LN1102 was first flight on 12-5-17 and delivered on 1-25-19 but the rest of LN1098 - LN1116 still have not had first flight? Seems weird.
LN1117 to 1124 had first flights months, even over a year ago but none delivered in that group.
LN1126 to LN1154, except 1129 and 1132 are all delivered, why are the deliveries out of this middle group?
LN1156 to LN1172 all have 1st flights but only one delivery from this group.

It seems quite random the first flights and deliveries, is there any method to this madness?
 
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Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 pm

That link is unreliable and much of it is guesswork.

46009 was the production test 'mule' and the first to hand over to the USAF, ie. leave Seattle.

46007-46016 are all in a state of rework from the USAF moving the goal posts.

46017-46021 were mostly done until the last moving of goal posts. 46017 and 46019 have been delivered to the tanker program but neither have flown since arriving at the MFC. 46018, 46020 and 46021 are all back at PAE being reworked.

46024 rework at PAE.

46038, 46040, 46041, 46042, 46043, 46044, 46045 have all delivered to the tanker program and are being QC'd at BFI before fly-away.

46041 and 46042 will probably be the next ones to leave imo.
 
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Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:31 am

RobK wrote:
That link is unreliable and much of it is guesswork.

46009 was the production test 'mule' and the first to hand over to the USAF, ie. leave Seattle.

46007-46016 are all in a state of rework from the USAF moving the goal posts.

46017-46021 were mostly done until the last moving of goal posts. 46017 and 46019 have been delivered to the tanker program but neither have flown since arriving at the MFC. 46018, 46020 and 46021 are all back at PAE being reworked.

46024 rework at PAE.

46038, 46040, 46041, 46042, 46043, 46044, 46045 have all delivered to the tanker program and are being QC'd at BFI before fly-away.

46041 and 46042 will probably be the next ones to leave imo.


Thank you for the good information.
 
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Re: KC-46 Production and Delivery Thread 2019

Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:13 pm

JayinKitsap wrote:
RobK wrote:
That link is unreliable and much of it is guesswork.

46009 was the production test 'mule' and the first to hand over to the USAF, ie. leave Seattle.

46007-46016 are all in a state of rework from the USAF moving the goal posts.

46017-46021 were mostly done until the last moving of goal posts. 46017 and 46019 have been delivered to the tanker program but neither have flown since arriving at the MFC. 46018, 46020 and 46021 are all back at PAE being reworked.

46024 rework at PAE.

46038, 46040, 46041, 46042, 46043, 46044, 46045 have all delivered to the tanker program and are being QC'd at BFI before fly-away.

46041 and 46042 will probably be the next ones to leave imo.


Thank you for the good information.


For a more accurate overview, than the first link, see : https://tykesaeroblog.blogspot.com/p/us ... tatus.html
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