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Boeing South Carolina plant quality problems

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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — When Boeing broke ground on its new factory near Charleston in 2009, the plant was trumpeted as a state-of-the-art manufacturing hub, building one of the most advanced aircraft in the world. But in the decade since, the factory, which makes the 787 Dreamliner, has been plagued by shoddy production and weak oversight that have threatened to compromise safety.

A New York Times review of hundreds of pages of internal emails, corporate documents and federal records, as well as interviews with more than a dozen current and former employees, reveals a culture that often valued production speed over quality. Facing long manufacturing delays, Boeing pushed its work force to quickly turn out Dreamliners, at times ignoring issues raised by employees.

Complaints about the frenzied pace echo broader concerns about the company in the wake of two deadly crashes involving another jet, the 737 Max. Boeing is now facing questions about whether the race to get the Max done, and catch up to its rival Airbus, led it to miss safety risks in the design, like an anti-stall system that played a role in both crashes.

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I think the Boeing issue is a good example what happen when profit is above everything.

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Not Your Huckleberry

I was offered a job there. I've taken a tour of the facility and it's pretty extraordinary, but the workers are under tight production controls and speed of production takes priority over all else. There's been quite a few issues with that place the last few years; quantity over quality. One good thing is that the workers are compensated very well, have great benefits and seem very happy with their jobs, but as long as the bottom line takes precedence over safety and quality, the company's reputation will continue to suffer.

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Next one. Whats going on with good `ol BOEING?

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A door “blew off” a new Boeing 777X during the pressure test…

A door “blew off” a new Boeing 777X fuselage during a “load test” yesterday in Boeing hangar. The incident happened during an ultimate load testing on the 777X static test airplane, a standard final structural inspection procedure required ahead of first flights.

Plane was pressurized, under extreme load conditions on the ground, as FAA inspectors watched, door flew off. The tests push the aircraft structure beyond its limits. Engineers pressurise the aircraft well beyond capacity and bent its wings in an extreme manner, to be certain that aircraft will withstand unlikely extreme conditions in the real world.

In a written statement to KOMO Newsradio, a Boeing spokesman said “…during ultimate load testing on the 777X static test airplane, an event occurred that forced the test team to halt testing. Safety is the highest priority at Boeing. The test team followed all safety protocols and there were no reported injuries. The team is currently working to understand what happened and ensure the area is safe for work to continue. The ultimate load test is the latest in a series of tests that Boeing has been conducting on this full-scale test airplane over the past several months.”

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BOEING is running out of storage space for its 737`s

 

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5 hours ago, aztek said:

M400 Incident date 09MAY2015, issue solved within 10 weeks, all bans lifted then

737MAX, incidents 29OCT2018+10MAR2019, issue not solved after 46 weeks, >300 A/C still grounded

Whats your point?

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5 minutes ago, toast said:

 

Whats your point?

you just missed it, your hate for everything American was in the way

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5 hours ago, aztek said:

they are not alone

No indeed.  It is happening all up and down the supply chain too.  Profit takes the driver's seat as it seems most businesses are now run by accountants.  We had a vice-president in the firm I work for say, "If Pratt and Whitney is not sending back at least 2% defective engine parts, we are not pushing hard enough."

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4 hours ago, aztek said:

you just missed it, your hate for everything American was in the way

My post was for information purposes only and not to but a blame on the US. Thus, your paranoid comment was total superfluous. Calm down.

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