U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force test team completes first KC-46 to KC-46 refuelling

A Boeing-U.S. Air Force test team recently refuelled a KC-46A tanker from another KC-46A tanker for the first time. During the four-hour flight, the two...

Boeing proposal for MH-139 helicopter could save U.S. Air Force more than $1 billion

The Boeing proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Force’s ageing Huey fleet could save more than $1 billion in acquisition...

As President Trump wanted a cheaper Air Force One, the USAF is now buying two undelivered 747-8s from bankrupt Russian airline Transaero

The Air Force awarded a Boeing contract modification Aug. 4, 2017, to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft for future modification to replace the two...

Boeing team completes KC-46 tanker electromagnetic testing

A Boeing-led team, including U.S. Air Force and Naval Air Systems Command representatives, recently completed KC-46 tanker electromagnetic testing. This testing evaluates the aircraft’s ability...

An USAF C-5 Galaxy airlifter has made a successful emergency landing in Spain.

It shows an U.S. Air Force C-5B Galaxy cargo aircraft, registration 86-0020, that was forced to perform a nose gear up landing at the...

F-22 jets escort American Airlines A321 after passenger tries to enter cockpit with laptop

F-22 fighter jets escorted American Airlines Airbus A321 plane operating flight AA31 from Los Angeles to Honolulu after a passenger attempted to breach the hardened...

Boeing assembly of Air Force T-X in St. Louis to support 1,800 jobs

Boeing’s decision to assemble its T-X Air Force training jet at its St. Louis facility is expected to support approximately 1,800 jobs in the...

Another Boeing KC-46A tanker joins flight test programme

Newest aircraft is third for testing in full KC-46 configuration Boeing now has six aircraft in its KC-46 tanker test program, expanding its ability to...

Second Boeing T-X aircraft takes flight

Designed for U.S. Air Force, Boeing T-X proves low risk, performance, manufacturing repeatability Boeing and partner Saab have completed the first flight of their second...

United States military dropped “mother of all bombs” on ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan

United States military dropped the biggest non-nuclear bomb alias the "mother of all bombs" on a ISIS tunnel complex in Afghanistan. It's the first time...

U.S. Army signs $3.4billion contract for 268 AH-64E Apache helicopters with Boeing

First “E” model multi-year contract ensures readiness, cost savings Boeing and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army,...

Boeing launches proven, affordable MH-139 in U.S. Air Force helicopter competition

Capable, ready-to-serve solution intended to replace UH-1N “Huey” Fleet, which guards U.S. weapons Boeing today unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the...

US Vice President Pence in Brussels on 19-20 February with Air Force Two, before President Trump in May with Air Force One

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed on Monday the arrival of the new US Vice President, Mike Pence, in Brussels. The two men will...

U.S. department of Defense and Lockheed Martin sign $8.5bn F35 order

The U.S. Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have reached an agreement on the next lot of F-35 aircraft (LRIP 10). This lot includes...

Boeing awarded $2.1billion for third KC-46A tanker production lot

The U.S. Air Force today awarded Boeing $2.1 billion for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refuelling pod kits. This order is...

Boeing T-X completes first flight, validates design for Air Force requirements

Milestone proves the aircraft’s low risk, maturity and safety Boeing and partner Saab today completed the first flight of their all-new T-X aircraft, which is...

Boeing Statement on a possible cancellation of Air Force One order by President-elect Trump

Boeing today issued the following statement regarding the Air Force One program: We are currently under contract for $170 million to help determine the capabilities...

Boeing and U.S. Air Force adjust KC-46 tanker schedule

“As detailed in its statement released today, the U.S. Air Force is moving its formal production decision on the KC-46 tanker program—known as Milestone...

Second U.S. Air Force Boeing KC-46A tanker completes first flight

Tanker aircraft to conduct mission systems, exterior lighting testing The Boeing test team successfully completed the first flight of the program’s second KC-46A tanker aircraft...

U.S. Air Force completes Boeing KC-46 tanker refuelling flight with F/A-18

A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th. The air refueling was the...