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USAF stops KC-46A acceptance again due to debris found inside aircraft
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) again stopped accepting new KC-46A Pegasus tankers from Boeing after more debris was found hidden in closed compartments. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) again stopped accepting new KC-46A Pegasus tankers from Boeing after more debris was found hidden in closed compartments, the service said on Apr. 2, 2019.
Petty Officer3rd Class Daniel Gaither
“My conclusion was that Boeing did not try to find the solution to physiological episodes problem,” Clinton Cragg, principal engineer for NASA’s engineering and safety center NASA’s review into the unexplained physiological episodes (PEs) occurring on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 and EA-18G fleet concluded that Boeing depended ‘almost entirely’ on the U.S. Navy to fix the issues. “What this review of Boeing’s PE...
Undelivered aircraft have been found with missing, backwards and out-of-specification fasteners. Jets under assembly are inadvertently damaged when they hit maintenance work stands or other equipment on the floor Bloomberg has reported that the Pentagon is faulting Boeing for continuing quality, management and other deficiencies in the production of F-15s and F/A-18 fighters at its St Louis production facility. Undelivered aircraft...
Canada could buy second hand F/A-18s from Australia
“Australia has flown a very similar F/A-18 to ours, it is one of the reasons why we have sent a team down to take a look at various options," said Canada’s Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan As reported by The Globe And Mail a Canadian delegation recently travelled to Australia to see whether second-hand Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18 Hornet...
Canada to launch a new fighter competition again in May
Staying in the program allows partners to compete for billions of dollars worth of contracts associated with the building and maintaining F-35 and getting a discount when purchasing the plane According to Montreal Gazette, once again the Canadian government has fork out $30 million to remain as a partner nation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The transfer took place...
Canada's government could cancel a planned $2 billion purchase of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters because of U.S. Department of Commerce anti-dumping investigations against Canadian plane-maker Bombardier According to Defense News, on May 18, 2017 Canada's government Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland warned that her country could cancel a planned $2 billion purchase of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters...
The operational pause will allow both Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Boeing engineers time to investigate the accident Following an on-deck emergency experienced at NAS Whidbey Island by an EA-18G the U.S. Navy has temporarily suspended flight operations for the Super Hornet and Growler. As reported by the service press release in fact a U. S. Navy E/A-18G jet assigned...

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