February 24, 2011

USAF announces Boeing has won the KC-X tanker replacement program with the company’s 767-based NewGen Tanker beating the A330-based aircraft offered by EADS North America. USAF expects Boeing to deliver 18 new tankers by 2017 as part of the 179-aircraft buy in the KC-X contract. USAF plans to follow with KC-Y and KC-Z programs to replace its entire KC-135 fleet and KC- 10 tankers. USAF designates the KC-X tanker, KC-46A.