US Air Force selects Boeing for KC-46 Pegasus maintenance training

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a USD78 million, seven-year contract to help the US Air Force train its KC-46 Pegasus maintenance personnel, the company said.

Under the agreement, Boeing will install maintenance training systems at two Air Force bases. The first of the two training systems, at McConnell Air Force Base, Wichita, Kan., will be operational in the second quarter of 2018. The second will be established by 2021 at a location to be determined.

Boeing´s system combines an interactive, multi-media classroom environment, virtual touch-screen trainers and simulator-like maintenance trainers, all of which are networked.

Boeing is a USD30 million aerospace technology and capabilities provider with 50,000 employees worldwide.