Once again, we find that Boeing’s aggressive move of manufacturing to South Carolina has resulted in poorly assembled airliners.
What can I say, the unions won’t rat-f%$# themselves:
Boeing engineers previously determined that when the defects involving skin smoothness and shim size both occur in the same location, the result can be tiny imperfections creating a potential hazard such as a cracking in the fuselage under extreme flying conditions. Boeing in August took the unusual step of voluntarily grounding eight aircraft in airlines’ fleets for immediate repairs.
Those earlier problems prompted the FAA to start reviewing quality-control lapses in Boeing’s 787 production stretching back almost a decade.
Boeing also previously identified a third quality-control lapse affecting the horizontal stabilizer, a movable, winglike panel in the tail.
Boeing moved to South Carolina to ditch their unions in Seattle.
In the process, they ditched a talented workforce, and treated the new workforce like crap, because ……… South Carolina, and so the workforce there is demoralized as well.
MBA thinking does not produce good aircraft.