By Dailymail.com Reporter
Published: 17:42 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 19:30 GMT, 15 March 2019
It is "simply unacceptable" that trash, tools, nuts and bolts ended up scattered inside aircraft, which is why the Air Force will keep tabs on Boeing according to Dr. Will Rope, a top acquisition official with the military
Air Force's top acquisition official has launched a blistering attack on the Boeing.
Dr. Will Roper says the aircraft manufacturer is in a 'severe situation' after flawed inspections of its new KC-46 air refueling tanker aircraft found trash and industrial tools still inside after they had been delivered.
The Air Force has now decided to stop accepting Boeing's KC-46 tankers as of February 20, saying the issue was not with the aircraft itself but with the process in place for building the aircraft.
Deliveries of the jet were halted last month when 'foreign object debris' was found in one of the aircraft.
Boeing has since offered to inspect all the aircraft that were accepted by the Air Force adding that a couple of airplanes were nearing acceptance in the coming days.
Dr. Roper who is the assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics made his concerns clear after visiting Boeing's Everett Washington plant where the plane is assembled.
Boeing delivered the first KC-46A in January, more than a year late following a series of