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Posted May 23. 2013 12:09PM

Air Force increases projected KC-46 flying hours, crew ratio to take advantage of new aircraft's capabilities

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Compared to the Eisenhower-era KC-135 Stratotanker, the KC-46 is projected to have improved fuel efficiency, a greater fuel capacity, and much more cargo, passenger and aero-medical capability, said Maj. Gen. John Thompson, the Tanker Program executive officer and KC-46 program director.