The U.S. Air Force will begin accepting Boeing KC-46As later this month and the company’s senior leadership is “embarrassed” by the foreign object debris (FOD) problem at its Everett, Washington, facility, according to the service's acquisition chief. The service halted delivery of the KC-46A Pegasus a second time on March 23 after additional FOD was discovered on the brand-new tankers. “Think of this as the second tip of the same iceberg—when we stopped ...

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