NEWS KC-46 tanker likely will miss planned April first flight

The first Boeing KC-46A configured as an aerial refueling tanker will likely miss its planned April first flight because of issues with integration of military-specific components and systems, service officials say. Engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) aircraft number one flew for the first time in late 2014, but was not equipped with systems required to test the aircraft’s refueling capability. EMD-2, the first fully outfitted KC-46A, was scheduled to take flight in April.