Boeing KC-46 Delivery To Seymour Johnson Delayed After Debris Found In Fuel Tank
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June 16, 2020 - by Stephen Losey and Valerie Insinna for airforcetimes.com
The delivery of a new KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina has been delayed after foreign object debris was found inside the plane by Boeing inspectors.
The delayed aircraft was to have been one of the first two KC-46s delivered to Air Force Reserve Command at Seymour Johnson on June 12. But while the first was successfully delivered, debris was found in the fuel tank of the second during its pre-acceptance inspections.
In a statement provided to Air Force Times and Defense News on Monday, the Air Force said the debris came from "non-standard factory rework," and not the kind of "production line quality escapes" that caused the Air Force to halt KC-46 deliveries in March 2019.
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