Boeing Seeks KC-46A Tanker Exports as Talks With Buyers Progress
June 16, 2013
Boeing Co. (BA), the world’s largest planemaker, is in talks with several potential buyers for its KC-46A aerial refueling tanker as it aims to make the aircraft available for export one year ahead of its 2018 target.
Boeing’s defense unit is working with the commercial division to offer the aircraft to overseas customers from 2017, Jeff Kohler, Boeing’s vice president for military international business development, told reporters in Paris today. The company is discussing export orders for about 20 tankers, with more in the pipeline, he said.