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  • wasssssupppppp wasssssupppppp Jan 15, 2013 8:25 PM Flag

    Boeing Employees

    How embarrassing for an American company to release such a shabby product. Take some pride in your product and build a better plane.

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    • The problems that the 787 is experiencing in service have nothing to do with pride, or a lack thereof.

      The reality is this. All new airplanes, whether they're a derivative or what we call a "clean sheet" airplane, have problems when they first go into service. Let me repeat that, ALL new airplanes have problems when they first go into service. It was no different with the A380, the A320, the 777, the 737, the F-22 or any other airplane you can name. The same is true of virtually any complex product (e.g. Playstation 2 and XBox video game consoles, iPhone, etc) and large, commercial airplanes are more complex than the average person on the street could ever possibly imagine. The 787 may be more prone to this kind of thing simply because it has more state-of-the-art technology on it than any other commercial airplane in history. That said, the reports I've seen in the media do suggest that there's some kind of problem with the 787's electrical system and/or batteries.

      Being on the inside and having been personally involved in several such situations over the years, here's what I can tell you. Right now there's a team of engineers and technicians working very long hours (maybe even around the clock) to determine what the cause of the problem is. Once the cause is identified and validated, they'll then propose and validate a fix. The only question is, how long will it take to identify the cause, propose a fix and get it implemented? Been there, done that ... many times. This type of thing goes on all the time and is actually fairly normal. The public just isn't aware of it because it's going on behind-the-scenes outside of their purview.

    • you are so ignorant that you don't even know who engineered this plane. Join grammar school and start reading, why 767 have so many problems. Even CEO admits it.

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