Boeing’s Gremlins

  • “A door detached from an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max shortly after takeoff in the US.”
  • “TERRIFYING Landing in Turkey for FedEx Boeing 767, Without Front Landing Gear”
  • “Emergency landing for Air France Boeing 787-900 aircraft after cabin overheating”
  • “Boeing 737-300 ran off the runway during takeoff from Senegal”
  • “United Airlines 737 returned to the airport minutes after taking off from a Japanese airport”

All these incidents in a matter of four days!

Wheels come off, doors come off, cockpit windows crack, engine breaks, rudders break, flaps don’t work, bolts loosen!
Apparently, the problem “has nothing to do with Boeing, but with Boeing itself.” Boeing has been following an operational model for quite a long time, which has nothing to do with the company that the world knew 20 years ago. The company that was exemplary a few years ago is now in big trouble.

Many problems are evident in the production, finances, and management of the new aircraft models. Boeing itself went to the FAA and literally surrendered, admitting after multiple complaints that for years, employees in charge of production and inspection quality at its Charleston, South Carolina plant falsified forms.

A former quality inspector at Boeing’s biggest supplier told the BBC that aircraft fuselages often left factories with serious problems. A whistleblower from Spirit AeroSystems (Boeing’s subcontractor for the outer skin of aircraft) reported that he was used to finding “50 to 100, 200″ defects in aircraft fuselages. “I was finding lots of bent parts, sometimes even missing parts”. “They just wanted the product shipped. They didn’t care about the consequences of sending fuselages in bad shape. They were focused on meeting the schedule and the budget […] If the numbers were good, the condition of the fuselages didn’t matter,” he stressed.

Another engineer who kept discovering many problems in the construction of the 787 Dreamliner and delayed the delivery was removed from the particular type of aircraft and put in control of the 777 aircraft, in which he found an even more significant number of problems!

Three out of four commercial aircraft models currently manufactured by Boeing are officially under investigation by the US Civil Aviation Administration (FAA), including the 787 “Dreamliner” which has a history of 30 accidents from 2014 to date.

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