by ZeroHedge News Staff at ZeroHedge
..and the hits keep coming for Boeing.
An anonymous self-described Boeing insider told the Seattle Times that Boeing’s 737 production system is described as “a rambling, shambling, disaster waiting to happen.”
Specifically, the whistleblower said that the fuselage panel that blew off an Alaska Airlines jet earlier this month was removed for repair then reinstalled improperly by Boeing mechanics on the Renton final assembly line:
“The reason the door blew off is stated in black and white in Boeing’s own records,” the whistleblower wrote.
“It is also very, very stupid and speaks volumes about the quality culture at certain portions of the business.”
The insider said company records show four bolts that prevent the door plug from sliding up off the door frame stop pads that take the pressurization loads in flight, “were not installed when Boeing delivered the airplane.” the whistleblower stated.
“Our own records reflect this.”
The Seattle Times additionally notes that NTSB investigators already publicly raised the possibility that the bolts had not been installed…Continue Reading