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  • waynedickenson961 waynedickenson961 Mar 4, 2013 11:39 PM Flag

    Boeing’s Conner says 787 fix can ‘move really fast’ before the truth comes out then ?


    The article asserts 200 Boeing engineers worked on the fix, clocking about 200,000 hours. Let's see, the FAA grounded the Dreamliner on January 16th. 200 engineers working 200,000 hours since then works out to 1000 hours per engineer over 47 days which is about 21.3 hours a day.

    Those poor engineers. Talk about overtime. Did I miss something? Don`t you need to know what caused the problem before you can fix it? What was the cause of the fires? And putting the batteries in a fireproof box is not a `fix`.A long time ago Boeing's slogan was "Pride in Excellence"; now there is neither. Please, FAA have the spine to stand up for the public, don't be rushed, do your job properly. Because we can't trust Boeing. I hope the FAA takes their time and does a thorough review before approving any fixes. Not like they did last time. Dont be rushed by BOEING urgency. Boeing just wants to get the planes flying again to minimize financial impact Catch a clue, Mr. ray Connor:

    Passengers do not want to know how FAST you can fix the safety of flight problems of the 787.

    They want to know how WELL you have tested and PROVED the repairs to your flawed and dangerous 787. This is an excellent example of why Boeing should be doing all their work in-house. The batteries, and all other parts should be made with the same managment for quality control. all this comes from a salesman and a CEO, how well do you trust those two professions? Boeing’s Conner says 787 fix can ‘move really fast’

    The FAA may have different ideas. I feel for Ray - Sales great, but has no clue technically.And then there is the leader hiding in his hole - Jim, admit the fact you should not be in this position and fade away -- please. "Really fast"=Before the truth catches up: Boeing execs had six years to get control of their incendiary creation.
    US and foreign media, Capitol Hill staffers and the flying public are starting to ask pointed, informed questions; you'll get your speedy approval-just in time to see your credibility shredded.
    Step carefully, Mr. Conner, Mr. McNerney; enough Boeing insiders have come forward to fill volumes-not everyone is going public, but the discussion is flowing, and you're hopelessly outnumbered. Maybe a little time in Seattle coffee shops instead of the board room will do you good.

    Boeing's 787 has been synonymous with fires and explosions ever since the maligned battery first met with the under reported charging system. That's right; the battery doesn't erupt into flames or burn buildings down until you combine it with the charging system (November 2006) or put both aboard the aircraft (which is why we're having this discussion)

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    • "Talk about overtime. Did I miss something?"

      Conner "said a team of about 200 Boeing engineers has worked on the fix, clocking about 200,000 hours of analysis and testing" and AvWeek says Boeing has conducted around 70 ground tests as of March 1st at various system and component laboratories at Boeing Field. So, part of the 200,000 hours could include the 70 ground tests which could be running up to 24 hours/day for the last month.

      So no 21.3 hour days for those engineers. Although I would think a fair amount of them have racked up some major overtime.

    • Thank you for taking the time to expain how bad the 787 problems are. I do not think it should ever fly
      again. Like you said the engineers are at a loss. When flying 7 miles up 3K miles from land I want a
      plane that is based on science not Boeing sales.

      The 787 is like Obamacare in the air !

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