Australia  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> >

Boeing 787 Dreamliner plant hit by claims of poor production

Video Credit: TomoNews US - Duration: 01:27s - Published < > Embed
Boeing 787 Dreamliner plant hit by claims of poor production

Boeing 787 Dreamliner plant hit by claims of poor production

NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA โ€” Poor production and oversight at a Boeing factory may compromise the safety of the company's 787 Dreamliner jets, current and ex-staff of the plant have told the New York Times.

Joseph Clayton, a technician at the plant, told the New York Times he frequently found debris close to the wiring underneath the cockpits.

The New York Times cites former Boeing employees as saying that tools and metal shavings have repeatedly been left inside the planes and close to electrical systems. One anonymous source told the paper that test flights have been performed with debris in the plane's engine and tail.

John Barnett, a former quality manager with Boeing said he noticed "clusters of metal slivers" hanging from wirings that direct flight control in several planes.

He added that if the metal pieces were to go through the wires, it would be "catastrophic." A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, told the New York Times that they had found those same metal slivers even though Boeing had said their planes did not contain such debris.

He explained that these could cause electrical shortages and, potentially, a fire.

Ex-staff were pressured by the company to not report violations, according to the New York Times.

The newspaper reports that workers were told to keep on building Dreamliner jets regardless of any issues raised.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Boeing Denies NYT Report's Claims Of Production Issues At SC Plant [Video]Boeing Denies NYT Report's Claims Of Production Issues At SC Plant

โ€‹According to the general manager of Boeing's 787 program, the Times story "paint[ed] a skewed and inaccurate picture of the program."

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:01Published

NYT Report Reveals Claims Of Production Issues At SC Boeing Plant [Video]NYT Report Reveals Claims Of Production Issues At SC Boeing Plant

โ€‹The Charleston plant produces the 787 Dreamliner. It was touted as &quot;a state-of-the-art manufacturing hub&quot; when it was opened a decade ago.

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:03Published

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.