I´m not familiar with this system, is it an off-the-shelf system used on the 767F as well, or was it specifically developed for the KC-46A? If the former, will it have any influence on the 767F operating?
Anyone able to sheet some light on this?
Clearly not the best days for Boeing currently, too many issues coming up at the same time.
The US Air Force (USAF) has banned the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refueling tanker from carrying passengers and cargo after it discovered cargo floor restraint devices unlocking during a recent operational test and evaluation flight.
“During several KC-46 test flights in which cargo was being transported, multiple cargo floor restraint locks malfunctioned and came unlocked. Prior to departing for each of these missions, aircrew fully installed, locked and thoroughly inspected each restraint, and performed routine inspections of the restraints in flight,” says the USAF. “Despite these safety measures, the unlocking of cargo floor restraints occurred during flight, although no cargo or equipment moved and there was no specific risk to the aircraft or crew.”