During the inspection, it turned out that the workers tried to place one of the two new presidential boards under construction on jacks, some of which were not designed to work with such a weight.
Violations of the production regulations revealed at the beginning of this year at one of the Boeing plants almost led to damage to the aircraft under construction, which is intended for the U.S. president. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
According to her sources, during the inspection it turned out that the workers tried to place one of the two new presidential boards under construction on jacks, some of which were not designed to work with such a weight. The representative of the U.S. Air Force noted that such actions could lead to damage to the aircraft, but this did not happen.
As the newspaper notes, as a result of the inspection, it was also found that one worker did not have the necessary qualifications to carry out the above-mentioned operation, and another subsequently passed a positive test for narcotic substances.
The U.S. President’s aviation fleet consists of two Boeing-747 in the VC-25A military modification. During the use of one of these airliners by the president, this aircraft receives the name Air Force One. In 2017, the Air Force ordered two new Boeing 747s to replace the VC-25A.