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Posted September 01. 2017 1:56PM

One weird trick could delay the Air Force's next generation tanker destined for Pease

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Based on Boeing's 767 airliner, the KC-46A is intended to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers. (Courtesy)

A trick used by pilots of Boeing aircraft to mute a noisy alarm could hold up the U.S. Air Force's KC-46A Pegasus tanker from entering service. The aerospace company is asking the FAA to allow it to field the next-generation aerial tanker while it figures out a replacement that the government agency still considers safe. The KC-46A is already a year behind schedule.