More bad news for Boeing as US Air Force says Boeing has 'severe situation'

More bad news for Boeing as Air Force says the troubled company has a 'severe situation' after trash and tools are found on brand new refueling planes Boeing was dealt another blow when a Pentagon official said it could take at least a year to restore full confidence in the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker program The Air Force say the company has an inability to maintain quality control Boeing delivered the first KC-46A in January, more than a year late following a series of production and design problems The Air Force suspended deliveries in February after finding tools and other debris left in some jets Deliveries resumed this week after Boeing instituted fresh measures to check the aircraft, and the company now has handed over seven planes out of 52  Boeing expects to sell an initial 179 tankers to the Pentagon and hopes follow-on sales and exports could boost the total above 400

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Published: 17:42 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 19:30 GMT, 15 March 2019

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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 production and design problems

Boeing delivered the first KC-46A in January, more than a year late following a series of

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