Broken Boeing airplanes are going to the military thanks to corruption and bad decisions
It's scandalous that Boeing was forgiven so many past screw-ups that now the Air Force has to beg it to fix the dysfunctional planes the company's delivering.
Click Like to Follow Fliegerfaust Facebook page to get the News ASAP / Share to share this post now.
March 11, 2020 - by Sébastien Roblin for nbcnews.com
The 737 Max isn't Boeing's only airplane that suffers from malfunctions. Its new aerial refueling tanker — the type of plane that makes it possible for the Air Force's aircraft to traverse long distances while being based a safe distance away from enemy attacks — is also riddled with problems.
And yet, the Pentagon earmarked $2.85 billion in the 2020 budget for 15 Boeing aircraft it can't use — while retiring 29 refueling tankers that still work fine to free up resources for the new planes.
With military leaders headed to Capitol Hill this week to testify about their budget priorities for 2021, lawmakers need to hold them accountable for the decision.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein recently admitted that the Boeings have "profound problems" and...
- Video: The reasons Airbus hasn't killed Boeing... Yet! - FliegerFaust ›
- Ralph Nader Won't Fly on Boeing 737 MAX Due to 'Excessive ... ›
- Bamboo Air Plans US$5 Billion Order of Boeing's Giant New Jets ... ›
- Boeing's New Spacecraft Gets Lost On Way To Space Station ... ›