We want to remind all of our neighbors that The Boeing Company will continue to test its developmental KC-46A Pegasus refueling aircraft at King County International Airport/Boeing Field through the end of this year.
The KC-46A Pegasus is a wide-body, multi-role tanker that can refuel – in midair – any U.S., allied or coalition military aircraft that are compatible with international aerial refueling procedures.
As part of the refueling exercises, a Navy F-18 jet operates periodically out of KCIA/Boeing Field. Boeing’s Pegasus flight schedule varies depending on the phase of the test program, aircraft availability and weather conditions.
The testing program is anticipated to be completed by the end of this year.
The Boeing Company is taking necessary steps to minimize the noise impact on airport neighbors and routinely complies with all federal, state, county and city codes. This includes following the Boeing Quiet Hour procedures and the King County International Airport Fly Quiet Program.
While KCIA/Boeing Field does not have authority over military aircraft operations, we will continue to provide updates on this test program as information from Boeing becomes available.
Learn more about more about The Boeing Company’s KC-46A Pegasus program here.