Cleared to land, Tinker AFB prepares for KC-46 sustainment

Published: Monday, March 25, 2019 By: David McCollum Source: VeloCity

With deliveries of the KC-46 Pegasus to the U.S. Air Force from manufacturer Boeing underway again, the first of 14 maintenance hangars for the aircraft are nearing completion at Oklahoma City’s Tinker Air Force Base.

While the in-flight refueling aircraft will be stationed in Kansas, flight crews will be trained in Oklahoma at Altus Air Force Base and KC-46s will eventually fly into Tinker for maintenance.

The huge hangars will support Tinker's long-term sustainment and depot maintenance of the new aircraft, eventually leading to the creation of an estimated 1,300 jobs.

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