Skip to comments.FAA to review Boeing 787
Posted on 01/11/2013 4:48:17 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
The Federal Aviation Administration this morning announced a comprehensive review of Boeings 787 Dreamliner -- including the companys plant in North Charleston -- in light of a series of recent incidents.
The review will focus on the technologically advanced jets extensive electric system but will not be limited to any one aspect of the program or any one of the recent glitches, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.
Despite his agencys decision to undertake an open-ended look at Boeings prize jet program, Huerta emphasized that the 787 is safe to fly.
Nothing we have seen would indicate that this airplane is not safe, he said. If we identify a safety problem, we are going to take appropriate action.
(Excerpt) Read more at postandcourier.com ...
Washington plant is union - North Charleston is non-union. Hmmm...
Boeing symbolically relocated to Chicago (IIRC) because the business climate is so bad in Seattle.
Think about that: A place has to be pretty bad if CHICAGO is considered better.
But their North Charleston plant is non-union. Remember the NLRB investigation? I wouldn’t be surprised if the union workers in Washington sabotaged work there.
One also suspects that if Boeing could get a do-over, they would never, ever, ever have considered such a vile venue.
Ditto that. My first thought was, payback.
CYA! CYA! CYA!
Since this is the first time this kind of review is being done since1979, in spite of aviation mishaps happening in the meantime, my first thought was union payback time.
Boeing is the only reason our trade deficit isn’t worse, because the value of their planes is so enormous that they sell overseas.
Thugocracy in action.
Well, we all know union members can’t be trusted.
You got it, payback time. Any new product will have its glitches that are eventually worked out. I guess the main “glitch” the Gov’t will find is “non union.”