Airline surveys point to ongoing production problems at Boeing’s SC plant
Boeing Commercial Airplanes clearly has a systemic problem in designing, producing and delivering airplanes
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August 4, 2019 - by David Wren for postandcourier.com
Some of the airlines buying 787 Dreamliners built at Boeing Co.'s North Charleston campus are complaining about "unacceptable" production mistakes and poor quality, and analysts say the criticism points to issues deep within the aerospace giant's culture.
While workers at the Dreamliner factory have previously reported quality lapses, this is the first time such private criticism from Boeing's customers has been made public.
"Boeing Commercial Airplanes clearly has a systemic problem in designing, producing and delivering airplanes," said Scott Hamilton, an aerospace analyst and editor of Leeham News and Analysis.
The Department of Justice recently issued subpoenas to several people at the North Charleston campus as federal investigators are looking into reports of shoddy production and quality control problems....
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