Air Force picks Boeing for KC-46 Pegasus training

McConnell Air Force Base (KSN News)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Boeing will help the U.S. Air Force train its KC-46 Pegasus maintenance personnel for the next seven years under a new $78 million contract, which includes contract options.

Under the agreement, Boeing will install maintenance training systems at McConnell Air Force Base and another base. It will be operational in the second quarter of 2018. The second will be established by 2021 at a location to be determined.

“We’re thrilled the U.S. Air Force chose Boeing, and we’re ready to get underway,” said Kirk Reher, director, Boeing Strategic Training Systems. “We’re able to combine our long history supporting Air Force programs, our experience with world-class training systems and our ties to the Pegasus production program to deliver a strong team of mission-ready KC-46 maintainers. Boeing is unique in its ability to deliver an advanced system such as this that’s both effective and affordable.”

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