Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Boeing uses Cheyenne Regional Airport (KCYS) high winds to test prototype

Cheyenne, Wyo. - The high winds may be chaotic for drivers in Southeast Wyoming, but for some, the conditions are just perfect.

Over at Cheyenne Regional Airport Tuesday morning, Boeing was out testing a prototype plane in the high winds and altitude. The KC46 is the military equivalent of a 767 passenger plane.

Boeing is doing final testing of the plane before they deliver it to the military next year. It holds more than 30-thousand gallons of fuel and will replace the aging fueling aircraft that have been in use for decades.

The KC46 did several takeoffs and landings, which including computer automated landings.

Airport officials say since this is still a civilian aircraft the airport sees a positive economic impact when these planes use the airport for fuel and runway use.


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