Air Force slated to incorporate KC-46 cargo lock fix by March 2020  

November 8, 2019 at 4:11 PM
The Air Force expects to complete fleetwide retrofits to the KC-46 tanker’s cargo locking system by March 2020, the program office confirmed this week. The service in September halted cargo and passenger flights for the new tanker after identifying a problem with its cargo lock during a pre-initial operational test and evaluation event. During the flight, the KC-46 secondary lock system inadvertently rotated, presenting risk that the system could unlock, or disengage, in flight. Air Mobility Command confirmed today the...

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