Boeing SC makes its case for 787 production consolidation—and it favors Everett
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September 14, 2020 - by Scott Hamilton for www.leehamnews.com
Boeing's South Carolina 787 final assembly plant has made its case whether to consolidate production in one location, or not.
The conclusion favors retaining dual assembly lines, retaining one in Everett Washington State.
This click-bait lead doesn't mean Boeing South Carolina management favors retaining dual assembly lines. Far from it.
More quality issues from Charleston
In the course of just two weeks, reports emerged about the grounding of eight 787s due to manufacturing defects from the Boeing South Carolina plant; the possibility that more than 100 airplanes are potentially affected; and there is potentially a defect in the mating of the vertical fin to the fuselage.
Quality control at the Charleston plant has been a major issue since it opened, even after Boeing bought it from Alenia and a joint venture between Alenia and Vought.
Employee turnover at Charleston historically is higher than desired, which hurts...
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