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Today we heard robust criticism aimed immediately at Boeing – from a “criminal cover-up” to “physical threats”.

Boeing, one of many world’s two main producers of economic planes, has mentioned the claims made by Sam Salehpour have been “inaccurate” and that it was assured its planes have been protected.

“The issues raised have been subject to rigorous engineering examination under [Federal Aviation Administration] oversight,” the corporate mentioned final week.

Two days earlier than the listening to in Washington DC, the aerospace agency hosted a couple of journalists at its 787 Dreamliner manufacturing complicated in South Carolina, the place they walked them by way of security demonstrations.

There, Steve Chisholm, chief engineer for Boeing Mechanical and Structural Engineering, responded to the most recent whistleblower allegations.

“We have not recognized any issues of safety,” the Seattle Times quoted him as saying.

“We haven’t seen something in service associated to [the gaps] that may point out that there’s a difficulty with the in-service fleet.”

According to the Associated Press, Boeing officers have additionally beforehand dismissed Salehpour’s declare that he noticed employees soar on 777 fuselage elements to make them align, which we heard Salehpour testify about earlier.