Boeing admits its employees falsified flight records for 787 Dreamliner

In the latest disturbing twist The Boeing Saga, the company admitted to falsifying records related to inspections of its 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The company made this public after news broke of another federal investigation into the company.

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is launching a new investigation into the embattled planemaker — one focused on whether records related to the company’s 787 Dreamliner were falsified. The Wall Street Journal. A little later, the Seattle Times reported Boeing disclosed that employees at its assembly plant in North Charleston falsified records related to SC.

When reached for comment by Gizmodo, the FAA confirmed the details of its investigation.

“The company voluntarily initiated an investigation into Boeing in April that it may not have completed necessary inspections to ensure adequate bonding and grounding at the wing attachment points on some 787 Dreamliner aircraft,” the company said. Email report. “The FAA is investigating whether Boeing completed inspections and whether company employees falsified flight records. As the investigation continues, the FAA will take whatever action is necessary — as always — to ensure the safety of the flying public.”

Boeing has publicly admitted that the false registration took place. In a memo first shared internally at Boeing and shared with Gizmodo by one of Boeing’s executives, Scott Stocker—the 787 vice president and general manager at one of its South Carolina assembly plants—explained the recent incident. He reported seeing “irregularities” in the plant. Stocker’s statement reads in part:

The team member observed what appeared to be an irregularity during a required conformance check at the wing body join. He raised it with his manager, who brought it to the attention of executive leadership. I wanted to personally thank and commend the team for doing the right thing. It’s important that each of us speak up when we see something that doesn’t seem right or needs attention.

After receiving the report, we quickly reviewed the matter and learned that many had violated company policies by not performing the required testing but recording the work as completed. As you all know, we have zero tolerance for not following processes designed to ensure quality and safety. We immediately communicated what we learned to our regulator and are taking swift and aggressive corrective action with several teammates.

Stocker added that Boeing’s “engineering team has assessed that this misconduct does not constitute an immediate safety of flight issue.”

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Boeing is currently the subject of various federal investigations. The company has been under intense surveillance since an Alaska Airlines flight in January lost part of its hull, is said to be the result of a manufacturing error. Regulators have raised questions about Boeing’s safety practices, and the company has become the focus of many. Federal investigationsas well as Congressional Review.

The company’s public relations crisis has also been marred by conspiracy theories, resulting in the deaths of several corporate whistleblowers who spoke about security problems at the company. In March, whistleblower John Barnett, a former quality control engineer at Boeing, He was found dead An apparent gunshot wound in a motel parking lot. Barnett was in the process of giving legal testimony against the company when he died. Joshua Dean, who previously worked as a quality auditor at the plane manufacturer’s supplier, Spirit Aerosystems, was embroiled in a similar legal battle with Spirit when he died of the rapidly spreading virus last week.

Several whistleblowers, including three, have come forward against the company Testified before Congress At the end of last month.

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