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LThe dangerous information continues for Boeing. This Saturday, June 1st, The Guardian reveals that workers and union officers on the plane producer's largest manufacturing facility, primarily based in Washington, are victims of harassment by their superiors. The latter would have tried to silence issues linked to the standard of the merchandise manufactured within the manufacturing facility.

According to a mechanic – who requested anonymity – these in cost would put stress on their workers to hurry up manufacturing to the detriment of security. He says a lot of his manufacturing facility's Boeing 787s are faulty. “Boeing must look in the mirror and say: 'We are wrong,'” he denounces. Boeing didn’t need to touch upon these accusations, believing that the manufacturing processes “take place within the framework of an established verification program”.

Increasingly recurring incidents

The American plane producer is going through a disaster triggered by a number of incidents which have taken place in mid-flight in current months. On January 5, an emergency exit door got here off the aircraft throughout takeoff. Two months later, a wheel got here off beneath the identical circumstances. In May, a aircraft needed to make an emergency touchdown due to a scorching scent within the cabin. Just a few hours later, one other Boeing landed on its nostril, with the touchdown gear failing to deploy.

Since then, the Aviation Safety Agency (FAA) has determined to position the plane producer beneath supervision. “At the end of the day, this is about systemic change. There is a lot to do », Said Mike Whitaker, head of the FAA. Boeing therefore presented the agency with an action plan to remedy the many recurring problems. According to Stephanie Pope, who has headed the commercial aviation part of Boeing since the end of March, this roadmap is divided into four parts: “significant investments » in staff training, a “simplification » of the industrial process, the strengthening of “the culture of safety and quality” and at last, “specific measures” for controlling and managing the state of the manufacturing system.