posted on May, 11 2017 @ 01:05 PM
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.