KC-46 hangar ready for use at Tinker AFB

Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 By: Dale Denwalt Source: NewsOK

The first hangar built specifically for the U.S. Air Force's new KC-46 Pegasus mid-flight refueling tanker is open and ready to receive the aircraft.

Officials from Tinker Air Force Base joined Oklahoma's U.S. Senate delegation Friday to dedicate the facility.

The hangar is the first of 14 dock spaces for the KC-46, which will be based primarily at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas. Tinker will serve as the depot for maintenance, repairs and overhaul. Pilots and fuel boom operators are training at Altus Air Force Base.

Sen. Jim Inhofe praised the Air Force's decision to assign missions to Tinker and Altus, saying it secures both bases' lifespans for another six decades.

Read the story on NewsOK.com.

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