SamYeager2016 wrote:Perhaps they should rename the company as Bodgit & Sons with their philosophy of "Never mind about fixing it, just bodge it"?
An update on the cargo locks issue,
KC-46 cargo solution still ‘months’ away
The U.S. Air Force expects to resolve a safety issue with the cargo capability of its KC-46A Pegasus tanker within “months,” the service’s top acquisition official said Tuesday.
Will Roper said he is “confident” the issue would get fixed and that the problem,— which has led the Air Force to stop the tankers from flying with cargo in their holds — was not his top concern for the Boeing-made plane.
“The issue with the locks was identified. We’re working options currently with Boeing and their supplier,” Roper said at a breakfast hosted by the Defense Writers Group. “We’re looking to our operators to tell us which one of the solutions that have been identified is the one that they prefer."
Roper said the cargo issue “goes into the kind of normal deficiency space” and noted that it’s the type of issue that is discovered by the normal testing process. The more long-term issues, such as the remote visual system, are “the areas I keep the most focus on,” he said.
https://www.defensenews.com/air/2019/11 ... nths-away/
Looks like the cargo hook issue isn’t going to be a quick fix but it also isn’t high on the list of concerns for the USAF compared to the other category one deficiencies.