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GE to provide systems for new tanker

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GE Aviation will provide advanced technologies in mission control systems for the refueling tanker the Boeing Co. will build for the U.S. Air Force, the company announced.
The company will provide a flight management system that will reduce both the tanker's noise levels and fuel consumption by allowing for shorter flight paths and idle-thrust descents.
"We are committed to bringing our next-generation technologies to this new tanker platform," Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE Aviation Systems, said in a statement. "The flight management system will enable the aircraft to perform with navigation precision not currently available to the tanker fleet."
To learn more about the KC-46A Tanker, visit www.UnitedStatesTanker.com.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE, provides jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft.

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