KC-46’s Faulty Trim Kept Emergency Door from Opening Written 4 April 2022


A KC-46A refuels a B-2 Spirit over California, April 2019. | Credit: USAF; Wikipedia; Public Domain

Air Force Times reported that a “problem with the trim on the KC-46A Pegasus’ overwing exit doors kept it from being able to open, which could have hindered passengers’ ability to escape during an emergency.” The US Air Force’s engineers “worked with KC-46 manufacturer” The Boeing Company “to create and issue a time compliance technical order to modify the refueling tankers’ doors in the field.”
Full Story (Air Force Times)