Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 13 March 2024

Boeing is in big trouble and it so suits the war on movement

You’d think Boeing’s already miserable 2024 couldn’t get any worse. But on Monday, a 787 Dreamliner plunged suddenly mid-flight, injuring dozens of passengers, after a pilot said he temporarily lost control of the aircraft.

The pilot was able to recover and land the plane safely, but it’s not yet clear what caused the LATAM flight from Australia to New Zealand to fall so dramatically. LATAM called it a “technical event.” Boeing said it’s working to gather more information. But it’s not news Boeing’s management (or the flying public) needed right now.

The company’s nonstop streak of bad news began the first weekend of the year, when part of an Alaska Airlines 737 Max blew off the side of the plane just after takeoff. A preliminary federal investigation revealed that Boeing probably did not put the bolts in the so-called door plug that are designed to prevent the part from blowing off the plane.

That incident resulted in a temporary nationwide grounding of certain 737 Max jets, followed by congressional hearings, production and delivery delays, multiple federal investigations — including a criminal probe — and a stock that has lost a quarter of its value this year, shaving more than $40 billion off the company’s market valuation.

Between lawsuits, potential fines and lost business, Boeing could lose billions more dollars from the blowout.

But the bad news didn’t stop there. In February, pilots on a United Airlines 737 Max reported that the flight controls jammed as the plane landed in Newark. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating. Two weeks ago, the Federal Aviation Administration flagged safety issues with the de-icing equipment on 737 Max and 787 Dreamliner models that could cause engines to lose thrust. The FAA is allowing the planes to continue flying and Boeing said the problem does not pose an immediate safety risk.

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FAA Audit Finds Dozens Of Boeing 737 Max Production Issues, NYT Reports

The Federal Aviation Administration’s six-week audit of the clowns running Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems has found dozens of problems in the 737 Max manufacturing process, according to The New York Times, citing an FAA presentation.

During Boeing’s audit, the FAA conducted 89 product reviews, which evaluated the manufacturing process. Of the 89 audits, the planemaker passed 56 but did not meet specific standards in 33, resulting in 97 alleged noncompliance.

The presentation comes two months after a door plug ripped off a 737 Max 9 during an Alaska Airlines flight. Since then, Boeing has come under intense scrutiny over its manufacturing process. The latest findings should concern airlines operating fleets of these planes and passengers.

The audit then focused on Spirit AeroSystems, which makes fuselage or other parts for the 737 Max. According to the presentation, Spirit only passed six audits while failing seven.

FAA investigators noticed mechanics at Spirit using a hotel key card to measure door seals. Some mechanics also used Dawn soap as a “lubricant” during the door fitting process.

When asked about mechanics using hotel key cards or Dawn soap, Spirit spokesman Joe Buccino said the company was “reviewing all identified nonconformities for corrective action.”

Additionally, the Spirit audit found five problems with the door plug component. It shockingly failed the installation part. The audit also raised concerns about the technicians who carried out the work.

Many of the problems found by auditors fell in the category of now following an “approved manufacturing process, procedure or instruction. Other issues include a lapse in quality control in the manufacturing processes.

The FAA gave Boeing three months to develop a comprehensive plan for quality-control improvements. Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun said, “We have a clear picture of what needs to be done.”

Meanwhile, Boeing and federal regulators have their hands full after several aircraft incidents last week.

  • ZeroHedge (Tuesday): “Plane Was Nosediving”: United Airlines Boeing 737 Engine Erupts In Flames Over Texas
  • ZeroHedge (Friday): United’s Boeing 737 Max Jet Veers Off Runway In Houston, Marking Third Incident In Week
  • ZeroHedge (Friday): Tire Separates From Boeing 777, Crushes Cars In San Francisco Parking 

Read More: FAA Audit Finds Dozens Of Boeing 737 Max Production Issues, NYT Reports

Boeing Failed 37% of Audits by US Regulators, Report Reveals

On January 5, Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, carrying 171 passengers and six crew members, was forced to make an emergency landing in Portland, Oregon shortly after takeoff because a door plug detached midair.
Boeing has failed 33 of 89 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspections, following a January incident in which part of the fuselage of an Alaska Airlines 737 MAX was lost, the New York Times reports, citing FAA data.
According to the New York Times, auditors examined “many parts of the 737 MAX” as well as employees’ understanding of product quality control principles.
The inspections lasted six weeks and involved both Boeing and the supplier, Spirit AeroSystems, which makes the fuselage for the Boeing 737 MAX. The newspaper notes that Boeing passed 56 of the 89 audits. The auditors focused on “many parts of the 737 MAX, including the wings and a number of other systems,” as well as employees’ understanding of product quality control principles. The audits found 97 instances of alleged noncompliance with manufacturing standards.
Spirit AeroSystems failed seven out of the 13 inspections according to FAA documents. Representatives observed mechanics at Spirit AeroSystems using a hotel key card to check the door seal, as well as using liquid soap as a lubricant during the assembly process on the seal.
The Boeing 737 is a group of narrow-body, short- to medium-range passenger and transport airliners produced by the Boeing Corporation since 1967. It holds the title of being the most mass-produced passenger aircraft in the history of commercial aviation, with the delivery of the 10,000th airplane taking place on March 13, 2018.
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