Corrosion Scare Hit KC-135 Fleet Last Year

A keel beam corrosion scare 10 months ago caused the U.S. Air Force to briefly ground 396 KC-135s for a fleet-wide inspection that identified 15 affected aircraft, according to a news article published on Feb. 1 by the Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma-based center...
Steve Trimble

Steve covers military aviation, missiles and space for the Aviation Week Network, based in Washington DC.

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