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Depot damages VC-25

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posted on May, 11 2017 @ 01:05 PM
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In today's episode of "The Depot Debacle" we find out that not even the aircraft used as Air Force One are immune. While undergoing routine PDM at the Boeing San Antonio facility one of the two VC-25s suffered $4M in damages to the passenger oxygen system. Boeing has reimbursed the costs.

As part of the maintenance, technicians check for any leaks in the oxygen system. The Air Force requires a sterile oxygen system, so there are tools and cleaners used that meet their cleanliness standards. However, inspectors found an unapproved regulator attached to the system while the check was on going. In an attempt to clean the system unapproved cleaner was used.

This resulted in a full system cleaning and inspection, resulting in extra time and cost being required before the aircraft was available again.

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posted on May, 11 2017 @ 01:22 PM
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Line manager right now:







posted on May, 11 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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I'd hate to see the person who authorized it when they have to go into the room as basically drop their draws and pop them on the table while someone with a very large mallet gives shall we say a very vigorous testicular work out.....

I would of expected that only approved bits and bobs would be for the presidential plane so even ordering them should of got the lights and sirens going.



posted on May, 11 2017 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: Maxatoria

Only the oxygen system requires a truly sterile environment. The pressure gauges used were to be used on other systems that require pressure tests.



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