And I do believe the media is blowing the 787 problems out of proportion.
Just the fact that the media is over reporting these problems raises a red flag for me. The do what they are told.
“...the media is blowing the 787 problems out of proportion.”
Agree - this is not uncommon for a brand new-design aircraft to have issues. Computer modeling can only take you so far - it’s actual flight-hours and cycles that can detect flaws.
But I do think Boeing upper-Mngmnt bears a large part of the blame - too many post-grad. degrees from fine schools and not a lick of aviation blood in their veins - I see it all the time with my company.