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Airplane and airline stuff

Post by Tero » Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:32 pm

Aside from the 737 Max fiasco, Boeing will have to redesign and replace engine covers on 7000 planes:
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Post by Tero » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:43 am

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Post by Tero » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:38 pm

Boeing now making weaker sardine cans for us to fly in, from "composite"
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Post by Svartalf » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:20 pm

737 has been grounded by most users, now a n industry insider won't use the 787... man, what"s become of the time when Boeing was the fracking standard for good planes?
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Post by Tero » Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:26 pm

From that story:
Barnett says the 787 facility was run by a new leadership team that had been transferred in from St Louis, MO, with a background in overseeing military contracts, and that they prioritized production speed over airworthiness and safety.

He says that the culture of poor safety began in 2011 or 2012, with top management ordering employees not to document defects, but that this graduated to "ignoring safety issues and the defective parts." Barnett pursued this internally, exhausting every internal process and facing workplace retaliation before going to federal regulators like the FAA and OSHA, which resulted in even more retaliation, and, eventually, blackballing across the aviation industry.

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For example, the process of tightening the titanium nuts on the floorboard-bolts caused 3"-long, razor sharp titanium slivers to cascade into the compartment where all the sensitive avionics wiring ran.

Some of these shards have already caused fires in 787s.

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Post by Hermit » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:16 pm

Boing Boing excerpted their article from a story in the Corporate Crime Reporter. It's a longer read, but the additional details make the issues relating to the 787 Dreamliner a lot more worrying. After reading it I will certainly take active measures to not fly in them once they are airborne again. At least not unless Boeing has fixed the managerial problems and attitudes toward production procedures. The administrative layer at its Charlestown factory is beyond repair. It needs to be fired, which is unlikely to happen just now.

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