Boeing is reporting key milestones in its production of the KC-46 refueling tanker that’ll be coming to Wichita later this year.
The company says the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently certified that the fundamental design of the tanker is safe and that all systems are operating as intended.
It’s one of two FAA airworthiness certifications required for the KC-46 program.
The tanker is now in the flight-testing phase.
McConnell Air Force Base expects the first tanker to arrive in late spring.