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KC-46 delivery slips

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posted on Sep, 11 2019 @ 06:23 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

I can kind of see screwing up the boom. Not really, but if I squint and turn my head I can. But cargo locks? Seriously?




posted on Sep, 11 2019 @ 06:29 PM
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So 4 category 1 deficiencies

Did they use new cargo locks or something? Are millspec different than ones used by the large 767 freighter fleet?



posted on Sep, 11 2019 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: FredT

I wouldn't be shocked at all if they used a totally new cargo system and did it badly.
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posted on Sep, 11 2019 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Zaphod58

See that's my shocked face...


Boeing has really fallen as a company in my opinion.


Well they seem to have the commercial side under errrrrrrrrr neverMAX........

As I said earlier safety etc is a culture thing and Boeing has lost its way. They need to #$%^can the entire Executive board and start fresh
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posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 09:07 AM
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Boeing has released an interim fix, and is working on a permanent solution. The interim fix? Use cargo straps.



posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 09:42 AM
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Man the boeing of old never would have signed off on some of these ideas... when the USAF said I want the moon they would have gone that's great I can only deliver 35k feet of elevation.



posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 02:00 PM
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Sheesh it keeps getting better..... errrr worse. now looking at 3-4 years to be fully capable.

www.thedrive.com...



posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 02:08 PM
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a reply to: FredT

The cargo issue appears to be a fairly simple fix. It looks like they may add a secondary locking system. They believe that the latch is hitting the track on takeoff, because of the vibration of the aircraft, and that's allowing the latch to be moved and partially unlock the pallet.

The RVS system we knew was going to be a long fix. So far the biggest idea is to replace the cameras with higher resolution cameras. That's going to take months minimum to test on one of the test aircraft, and longer to install on the operational aircraft.



posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

On a side not it looks like they have started building them for the JSDF. Somehow I missed that Japan had purchased them



posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 02:29 PM
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a reply to: FredT

They're looking at adding two more, for 6 total.



posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 02:29 PM
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nvm

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posted on Sep, 19 2019 @ 03:05 PM
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The DoD IG is investigating the Air Force boom design and review process.



posted on Nov, 26 2019 @ 07:41 PM
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The new locking system is undergoing FAA certification. Retrofitting aircraft is expected to start next month. The schedule calls for 2 aircraft a week to undergo refit, and completion by March 2020.

www.airforcemag.com...



posted on Dec, 15 2019 @ 12:19 PM
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Not a refueling post, but for two consecutive days here in Tucson an AWACS has blasted out of DMAFB.

Pretty amazing to watch with the huge dish.

My Air Force days I hitched a ride on a 135 and we actually refueled some F15s. Watching them slide from pacing to get into refuel position was neat.



posted on Dec, 15 2019 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: PilSungMtnMan

They're flying over southern Texas. They're usually out of Tinker flying that mission. The flight today was SCOUT02.
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posted on Dec, 15 2019 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thx!! Not fast enough to grab binocs (they were at about 2500’ as they passed over) to get a tail #.



posted on Dec, 15 2019 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: PilSungMtnMan

E-3B 76-1606.



posted on Jan, 5 2020 @ 06:08 PM
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Video of a KC-46 refueling an F-15E, where the Eagle crew gets a wake up call.

www.instagram.com...



posted on Feb, 20 2020 @ 09:15 AM
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Boeing apparently took the Air Force seriously when they said they weren't happy with progress on fixing the RVS. They're in negotiations now to finalize a fix by March, and have it flying on test aircraft by this summer.

www.defensenews.com...



posted on Mar, 3 2020 @ 08:09 PM
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The Air Force used the reasoning that the KC-46 was entering service to list KC-135s and KC-10s for retirement. The KC-46 would cover the gap.

Now they're saying that the KC-46 won't be used in day to day operations and is only available in case of a near peer conflict.

www.airforcemag.com...




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