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Really Boeing? FOD inside completed tankers.

Now let's see, Boeing is delivering tankers with trash and tools left inside plus a tanker that has deficiencies in a vital part of the aircraft's functions. Hum, me thinks Boeing would absolutely throw a fit and fire suppliers did that to them.

"Reports: Air Force won’t accept more KC-46 tankers until they’re cleaned of debris By Jason Tidd March 01, 2019 09:55 PM, Updated March 02, 2019 05:00 AM The U.S. Air Force won’t accept any more KC-46 tankers until Boeing cleans the airplanes of trash and other debris left behind during the productions process, according to multiple reports.

Military officials have apparently found loose tools and other foreign object debris, or FOD, inside the completed airplanes. The Seattle Times first reported the issue on Thursday, citing internal Boeing memos............

........Boeing had missed multiple deadlines on getting the plane to the military, pushing back its first delivery by nearly two years. Air Force officials said in January that they were accepting the new tanker, even though it had deficiencies with the refueling boom system that Boeing would have to fix.

In the latest reports, FOD was found on aircraft, delaying the Air Force from accepting new tankers and grounding flights on Boeing’s productions line.

Reuters reported that no tankers have been accepted since Feb. 20, and none will be until aircraft are cleared of foreign debris and Boeing implements a corrective plan. Air Force officials said that the military found “trash, tools, and things of that nature” on the planes, Air Force Magazine reported. Foreign objects, especially metal ones, can potentially cause damage or an electrical short, the Seattle Times reported..........."


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