The New York Times affirms that the production of Boeing is of bad quality

The New York Times publishes this Sunday an extensive article, derived from a research work, in which it concludes that the American company Boeing neglected its processes

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The New York Times publishes this Sunday an extensive article, derived from a research work, in which it concludes that the American company Boeing neglected its production processes in its Charleston plant, inaugurated in 2009, which endangers the safety of your planes.

"In the last decade, its factory, where the 787 Dreamliner model is made, has been plagued by poor quality production and weak supervision that has threatened to compromise its safety," says the New York newspaper.

The media claims to have reviewed hundreds of internal mail pages, corporate documents and federal records, and conducted interviews with dozens of current and former employees to reach this conclusion.

They point out that there is a business culture in Boeing that values ​​the speed of production over its quality, and that the aircraft manufacturer pressured its employees to work quickly while ignoring some of the concerns raised.

The report of the New York Times arrives just over a month after the accident of a Boeing 737 Max 8, whose similar circumstances to that of another catastrophe in Indonesia a few months earlier raised suspicions of a defective operating system, which finally led to the suspension of all the aircraft of the 737 Max range, which has caused a major crisis in the company.

In total, the article reveals about a dozen complaints filed to US regulatory agencies by Boeing workers for safety issues that describe problems such as faulty manufacturing, aircraft debris or pressures received not to report violations of the regulation.

Others have denounced Boeing for, they say, having been subjected to reprisals after indicating faults in the manufacturing process.

One of the examples detailed in the newspaper is that of Joseph Clayton, a technician at the North Charleston plant in Boeing, one of the two in which the Dreamliner is manufactured, who said he usually found waste too close to the wiring that They are found under the cockpit of the pilots.

"I've told my wife that I do not plan to fly in one of them ever, it's just a safety issue," she told the Clayton newspaper.

Although the article points out that a Dreamliner has never crashed, workers have sometimes made dangerous mistakes, as have other employees who asked to remain anonymous for fear of the consequences of their comments.

"Defective parts have been installed in the aircraft, and metal shavings and tools have been left inside the aircraft as usual , often near electrical systems, and flight tests have been carried out on the engines and tail, risking failure. ", details the medium.

John Barnett, a former employee of Boeing's quality department, for whom he worked more than three decades until his retirement in 2017, said he had repeatedly found small accumulations of metal shavings near the control cables of the devices, who requested that they be withdrawn.

But Barnett's superiors moved him to another area of ​​the production plant in response to his complaints.

In addition, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the USA, Lynn Lunsford, said that his agency had inspected several airplanes in which they had allegedly eliminated this waste, but that they were still there, and pointed out that this type of failure They can lead to short circuits and subsequent fires.

"As the quality manager of Boeing, you are the last defense mechanism before a defect reaches the passengers on the planes," Barnett told the New York Times.

"And I have not even seen a plane in Charleston to which I would give my signature confirming that it is safe and able to fly," he concluded.

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