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Boeing 787 build quality sorely lacking according to KLMmsterdam, Netherlands - Dutch flag carrier KLM has complained about the quality controls carried out at Boeing's Charleston plant where some Dreamliners are produced. KLM said the quality control at the Boeing's Charleston factory is far below the acceptable standards and the airline was concerned about the following deliveries, Dutch aviation news portal Luchtvaartnieuws.nl reports. KLM expressed its displeasure to Boeing after receiving its first 787-10 Dreamliner in June. (airlinerwatch.com) More...
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and did you report these observations to anyone?
The USAF has continual complaints about the KC-46 tanker aircraft, also built by Boeing, for the same issue; foreign objects and trash left strewn about the aircraft.
Don't get me started on the KC-46. This should have been an easy conversion of the 767 airframes to meet the Air Forces needs but it seems Boeing has had a huge learning curve especially on things like the refueling boom. There were issuess with the wiring, avionics as well as tool being left in finished planes - go figure! I see similar problems across the board with the MAX, 787 in Charleston and the Kc-46 with the company doing way too much outsourcing and failing to QC all their processes as well as each finished aircraft. They want to push another unit out the door for the good old bottom line. Most of all the loss of engineering expertise in both Renton and Everett in favor of the $9.00/hr. software jockeys in India is simply being Penny-Wise and Pound Foolish. Boeing is going to have to work very hard to recover from these missteps.
Workers at the Everett plant have careers! Workers at the Charleston plant have jobs!
The current FAA Policy of letting manufactures certify their own product, ie ODA, has let the fox in the hen house, this policy is also contributed to the 737 MAX debacle, should have never happened, Congress was a sleep again.