Yosemite’s Rim fire continued on into its 10th day on Monday, but fire crews were given a reprieve of sorts. They got their first small break when the fire reached higher elevations, allowing air tankers the ability to drop retardant on accessible ridges. Show More Summary
Seems the GAO has a new report out calling for the Forest Service and the Department of the Interior to work together to develop a new plan to increase the number of air tankers available to fight forest fires. It’s a real issue, as there are currently only nine private-operated air tankers that operate under [...]
The Air Force needs new planes, but because of sequestration it may have to decide which ones it needs most.
A DC-10 super air tanker flies next to the thick smoke near Idyllwild, California July 19, 2013. Firefighters raced on Friday to buttress defensive lines against a fierce blaze roaring for a fifth day near the scenic mountain resortShow More Summary
Boeing just completed a Critical Design Review, which could put the Air Force’s number 1 modernization program ahead of schedule.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Boeing Co aerial tanker built to refuel other warplanes during flight is expected to win final approval soon following an important design review conducted in early July by the U.S. Air Force, according to the company.
While inarguably the company's highest-profile defense project of recent memory, the new KC-76 aerial refueling tanker that Boeing is building for the U.S. Air Force isn't the only tanker Boeing's got up its sleeve. On Tuesday, Boeing...Show More Summary
The KC-46 tanker that The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is building for the United States Air Force is on track for a major design review in July. Considering that The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is looking at absorbing an estimated $700 million in cost overruns thanks to the fixed-price nature of the contract, the fact that the [...]
The KC-46 tanker that Boeing is building for the United States Air Force is on track for a major design review in July. Considering that Boeing is looking at absorbing an estimated $700 million in cost overruns thanks to the fixed-price nature of the contract, the fact that the project is on schedule is a welcome sign. Show More Summary
The company will upgrade three refueling tankers for the French Air Force.