It’s not just the Boeing 737 Max 8 that is giving the jet-building giant trouble these days. Two Max 8s have crashed since October, and investigators are focusing on a sensor that may force the jet into a dive.
Now, there’s also concern about the KC-46 tankers that were being delivered to the U.S. Air Force, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Somewhere in the manufacturing process, “debris” is being introduced to some compartments in the jets that could become a safety hazard.
The concern is so high that Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said the military stopped accepting deliveries.
Her comments came before the House Armed Services Committee, reported the Air Force Times.
Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek confirmed the decision on the deliveries as the military works “with Boeing to ensure that every aircraft delivered meets the highest quality and safety standards.”
“This week our inspectors identified additional foreign object debris and areas where Boeing did not meet quality standards,” she said in a report in the Times.
So far, seven KC-46’s have been delivered.
In a related appearance before the House Appropriations subcommittee on defense, Wilson expressed concern about finding loose objects, ranging from a wrench that was left behind to small pieces of aluminum left on surfaces of the jets.