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TRANSCOM Chief Lyons: No Plan To Delay Retirement of More KC-135s

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Gen. Stephen Lyons, the Army general heading up TRANSCOM, says there is no ongoing work for a space plane to carry supplies.

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Years Late, It’s ‘Pass-Fail’ Now For Boeing’s KC-46 Tanker: Gen. Miller

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The cascade of problems with the plane, which Boeing called low risk and promised to deliver 18 combat-ready aircraft in 2017, is unlikely to deliver planes ready for war for several more years, Gen. Maryanne Miller, the head of Air Mobility Command, made clear today.

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KC-46: Too Crucial To Fail

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“There is no other option at this point,” explains Todd Harrison, the director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). “The Air Force needs new tankers, and Boeing is the only one making them.”

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Lockheed Teams With Airbus, ELTA, Rafael For Israeli Contracts & US Cash

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New restrictions on US aid to Israel is driving companies to seek American partners.

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FOD FOD FOD: KC-46 Production Drops; Roper Says Boeing Needs ‘Cultural Change’

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“You can’t just issue a memo,” and expect workers to make decisions to stop a production line, Will Roper told reporters yesterday. Boeing needs to offer bonuses to employees who act to stop the line when they find FOD and reward them in other ways.

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Acting SecAF & Roper Likely Head To Paris Show, With F-35A

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Amid chatter about what aircraft will make their way to Paris, the Air Force going all in.

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Boeing KC-46 Deliveries Halted, Again

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The revelation, made by the Air Force Secretary during Congressional testimony, is the latest black eye for the tanker program.

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Roper Warns Boeing On Tankers After Walking KC-46 Line

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The Air Force is once again accepting deliveries of the troubled tankers — but the service’s acquisition chief warned Boeing must get its act in order ASAP.

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Roper Halts Deliveries of KC-46s; Will Visit Boeing Plant

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The Air Force has refused to accept delivery of any more KC-46 tankers until Boeing fixes major problems — at the company’s expense.

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DCMA Orders Safety Halt To KC-46 Deliveries; Roper Promises Close Scrutiny

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AFA ORLANDO: Two KC-46 tankers due to be delivered to the Air Force were grounded after government inspectors found tools and other debris left behind on the planes at Boeing’s plant in Seattle. The Defense Contract Management Agency and the Air Force required Boeing to make 13 changes to procedures to ensure the FOD will… Keep reading →

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