KC-46 flight test scheduled for Friday night

A KC-46 refules an F-16 fighter jet

A KC-46 refuels an F-18 fighter jet. Photo courtesy of The Boeing Company.

The Boeing Company is scheduled to conduct a flight test of its new KC-46 Pegasus refueling aircraft Friday night at King County International Airport/Boeing Field.

The KC-46, accompanied by a Navy F-18 jet, is scheduled to depart at 6 p.m. Both aircraft are scheduled to return at approximately 11 p.m.

This flight test is weather-dependent and is subject to change.

About the KC-46 Flight Test Program at King County International Airport/Boeing FieldIn 2015

The Boeing Company began flight testing its new KC-46 Pegasus refueling aircraft. The KC-46 Pegasus is a wide-body, multi-role tanker that can refuel all U.S., allied, and coalition military aircraft compatible with international aerial refueling procedures. The Boeing Company estimates that testing on the new KC-46 refueling aircraft is slated to wrap up by mid to late 2017.

Boeing is taking steps to minimize impacts on airport neighbors, and it routinely complies with all federal, state, county, and city codes, including the Boeing Quiet Hour procedures and the King County International Airport Fly Quiet Program.For more information, visit http://www.boeing.com/defense/kc-46a-pegasus-tanker/.