Sunday, July 07

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  • Merle Meyers did not kill himself: A former Boeing inspector says parts marked for scrap ended up being built into planes. (CNN)
    Meyers, a 30-year veteran of Boeing, described to CNN what he says was an elaborate off-the-books practice that Boeing managers at the Everett factory used to meet production deadlines, including taking damaged and improper parts from the company’s scrapyard, storehouses and loading docks.
    This, if true, should result in felony convictions.
    Beginning in the early 2000s, Meyers says that for more than a decade, he estimates that about 50,000 parts "escaped" quality control and were used to build aircraft. Those parts include everything from small items like screws to more complex assemblies like wing flaps. A single Boeing 787 Dreamliner, for example, has approximately 2.3 million parts.

    Most of the parts that were meant to be scrapped were often painted red to signify they were unsuitable for assembly lines, Meyers said. Yet, in some cases, that didn’t stop them from being put into planes being assembled, he said.
    Lots of felony convictions.

     


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Disclaimer: She's a model and she's spewing nonsense. (Keyboard riff.)

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1 The Model (das Model, if you will), is the perfect example of Kraftwerk: the tune is nothing exalted, and the lyrics are stilted English written by nutjob Germans.  But then we get to the line, "It only takes a camera to change her mind." and we realise we're dealing with honest, naked genius.

Posted by: normal at Sunday, July 07 2024 10:50 PM (bg2DR)

2 I have never seen parts painted red, and certainly not installed on a plane. Frequently they get cut apart on the band saw so they can be used to drill matching holes on the replacement part.

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