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Boeing Tankers Still Have Debris; Fix is ‘Months, Maybe Longer’ AwayLE BOURGET, France — Boeing executives didn’t want the international debut of their KC-46 Pegasus to take place amid questions about why the U.S. Air Force is still finding debris inside the new aerial tankers. (www.govexec.com) More...
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When I graduated from university and took my first civilian job, it was at a company that did major modifications to aircraft for the military and certain government agencies, as well as heavy MX activities. One of my first briefings was with the FOD God, who did put the fear of FOD into us. Before entering the work area we had to empty our shirt pockets. Before sealing up wall panels, floor panels, the myriad of black boxes we were installing, someone from QA or FOD inspected it. What happened to Boeing's FOD control. I guess in a cost savings effort they got rid of the FOD God and replaced him or her with the FOD Ghost?
How is it possible no heads have rolled and this problem stopped in its tracks?
Worked in France, right?
A distinct lack of leadership at the very top levels. 37MAX, junk in the takkers. It's just unacceptable the problems haven't been fixed.
It is obviously the result of the continued attitude of the Boeing Company in their drive to more and more profit. Not surprising at all.
If the KC-135s built 60 years ago withot such a great quality control and quality assurance, they would not be flying to this day.