Boeing: pressure on employees to assemble B-787 Dreamliner aircraft?
Series of reports of minor unreported defects and objects left in airplane sections
Question marks and problems continue to arise for Boeing: in this case it is not the B-737 MAX plane, but the B-787 Dreamliner. According to "The New York Times" in more than a hundred internal emails that report to corporate and federal documents a series of complaints made by workers at the Charleston plant in South Carolina would emerge, concerning alleged pressures received aimed at speed up production of the B-787. This "culture of speed rather than of quality" -taking the words of some employees interviewed anonymously- meant that violations and minimum defects were not reported, just as it led assembly workers to disregard possible external objects left in the aircraft or parts of these.
This problem is also known to the US Air Force (USAF) which twice had to suspend the acceptance of the KC-46A Pegasus at cause of some FOD (Foreign Object Debris) found in many sections of the aircraft, which could have caused damage to the structure during the flights.
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