CH-47 said vandalized

by: Matthew Potter
May 20, 2008

Category: Boeing, crime, Military Aviation, production program, U.S. Army | RSS 2.0

Bump – Boeing employee arrested for vandalizing aircraft. Story is here.

In a way this is good news. If it had been a quality issue then it might delay restarting the production line as they worked out new procedures and where they had gone wrong. The other good thing is they discovered the damage before they were fielded. The CH-47 is being used a great deal in Afghanistan and Iraq, as are all Army aviation assets, but in Afghanistan it is key due to the high altitude which limit smaller helicopters.

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