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Boeing Tanker Hit New Setback on Stray Plastic Cap in Fuel Line

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Deliveries of Boeing Co.’s troubled KC-46 tanker were halted for about a month earlier this year after Air Force and company inspectors found a red plastic cap lodged in a fuel valve that caused the uncontrolled flow of fuel from a one tank into another. (www.bnnbloomberg.ca) Altro...

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bkoskie
Billy Koskie 2
When you consider this KC=46 and the Starliner, both of which may be new but aren't groundbreaking and both of which are extremely late with quality problems and not to budget, you have to wonder what is going on.
fltsim350
fltsim350 2
what level of quality control is Boeing using?, it would seem that a thorough final inspection should have detected this issue
wiregold
wiregold 2
“Current plans show delivery of a fully mission-capable KC-46 by fiscal 2024,” 13 years after the contract was gifted to the same out that killed 346 and then hired the prosecutor as a partner in their law firm. Meanwhile full steam ahead for exec bonuses.
patpylot
patrick baker 0
this smells like sabotage. Whether the saboteur merely hates boeing or if it is the air force that is hated, this explains multiple inspections very clearly. A red cap is not an accidental color, and the exact position of this red cap can't be accidental either. This person will be walked off the construction floor directly to a waiting police car after arrest.
linbb
linbb -3
That takes place in all mfg thats why they test things before delivery airbust has the same problems. Just MH chooses not to publish them.

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