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The U.S Army has ceased deliveries of Apache attack helicopters from Boeing after an Arizona factory employee kept ‘improper’ records about aircraft parts, report said.
The employee responsible for the record-keeping ‘no longer works at Boeing’, a source told Defence One.
The article goes on to state the following:
As a result, Army officials revealed to Defense One that they’ve recently stopped accepting Apache helicopters, or AH-64 aircrafts, until further notice.
The report states that he ‘improper record keeping’ involved parts installed in the aircraft during production at Boeing’s AH-64 Apache factory in Mesa, Arizona, but at no time were soldiers lives put at risk.
As soon as Beoing officials learned of the discrepancies in the record keeping, they immediately alerted the Army.
“Flight operations and deliveries will resume when Boeing and the Army are satisfied this issue has been resolved and appropriate corrective action plans have been implemented,” said Steve Parker, vice president and general manager of Boeing Vertical Lift.
— Marcus Weisgerber (@MarcusReports) October 16, 2020
U.S. Army stops deliveries of Apache helicopters after Boeing factory work ‘kept improper records’ about aircraft parts https://t.co/FkcEYnel58
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) October 16, 2020
— Defense One (@DefenseOne) October 16, 2020
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