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Boeing restarts AH-64E flight operations amid safety investigation (Updated)

22nd October 2020 - 14:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

In the middle of a joint safety review at Boeing's AH-64 production facility in Arizona, the company has restarted flight operations of the attack helicopter.

Boeing has resumed AH-64E Apache Guardian flight operations at its Mesa, Arizona, production facility after deliveries of the attack helicopter to the US Army had to be stopped, when the company informed the service of improper record-keeping by a technician responsible for aircraft parts installation.

The technician, who is no longer employed by Boeing, ‘improperly’ carried out inspections for over two years and as recently as mid-September 2020, according to a Bloomberg report. 

The ex-employee’s actions have since sparked a joint safety investigation by Boeing and the US Army.

‘We are working with the Army on a comprehensive ...

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