We can see in the images how a test is performed where a Boeing KC-46 Pegasus supplies fuel to another KC-46 in full flight. The tanker surpassed the certification process that will allow it to enter the United States Air Force.
The other 65 tons of fuel were transferred to the test which only lasted three and a half hours, showing that its refueling pump is capable of transferring 4500 liters per minute.
The KC-46 Pegasus is a military aircraft based on the fuselage of the Boeing 767. When in service, it will fuel the United States and its allies. You can also absorb it to extend your operational reach.
While the main hose transfers up to 4500 liters per minute, the secondary pumps located on the wing and the center line of the aircraft allow smaller airplanes to be reloaded with up to 1500 liters per minute.
It is expected that the first 18 Boeing KC-46 Pegasus will be delivered to the United States Air Force between the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019.
It is very impressive to have this military plane that will be very helpful for your next flights.