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FAA to review Boeing 787
postandcourier.com ^ | January 11, 2013 | Brendan Kearney

Posted on 01/11/2013 4:48:17 PM PST by ilovesarah2012

The Federal Aviation Administration this morning announced a comprehensive review of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner -- including the company’s plant in North Charleston -- in light of a series of recent incidents.

The review will focus on the technologically advanced jet’s 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 agency’s decision to undertake an open-ended look at Boeing’s 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.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: aerospace; boeing; dreamliner; faa
"Boeing also assembles the planes in Everett, Wash. The problems reported with the planes have been with aircraft assembled there."

Washington plant is union - North Charleston is non-union. Hmmm...

1 posted on 01/11/2013 4:48:22 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


2 posted on 01/11/2013 4:56:46 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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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.


3 posted on 01/11/2013 5:05:35 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: freedumb2003
One suspects that the state of Illinois gave BA some impressive spiffs for choosing Chicago.

One also suspects that if Boeing could get a do-over, they would never, ever, ever have considered such a vile venue.

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4 posted on 01/11/2013 5:07:05 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Ditto that. My first thought was, payback.


5 posted on 01/11/2013 5:43:00 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

CYA! CYA! CYA!


6 posted on 01/11/2013 5:53:27 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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.


7 posted on 01/11/2013 6:12:56 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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Well, we all know union members can’t be trusted.


8 posted on 01/11/2013 6:16:32 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: exit82

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.”


9 posted on 01/11/2013 6:23:44 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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