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"boeing" Discussed on Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
"And the reason was that they hadn't put the secondary support structure in to the section before it was being put together with the rest of the fuselage and its sagged essentially under its own weight. And this is the sort of thing it was a principle basic lesson that it was learned for the first time. And of course, that's just a sort of an example of how things which in aluminum airplane which people had been used to dealing with 7 generations at 7 7 decades or something. Took for granted. So the other thing about it is, of course, as again, as shown on it too, you're dealing with a vast huge network of suppliers, all responsible for large chunks of airframe that are coming together from all over the world and you're doing it in huge numbers too as well. Remember the 7 8 was the first widebody to look towards production at the rate of 14 a month. So that target was well on the way. So you talked about huge numbers as well and the chances of misalignment or going out of spark out of tolerance are statistically you're going to start seeing that more because you simply talking about more product coming through. So I think looking back at it, it's not surprising that across the span of aviation history that in 2021, the company still making or making the first widebody composite should be suffering some sort of teething issues. I'm not saying it's an excuse. I'm just saying that it's not maybe surprising. The other thing is that if you look at the way Boeing chose to do the 7 87 as opposed to say Airbus on the three 50, which is the nearest comparable program. The fuselage structure Airbus decided because it really wasn't sure about the use of single barrel composites in that large scale. It elected to design the three 50 using a sort of segmented fuselage panel approach. Now, Boeing's approach is you could say more challenging because of that. So that might be another area where you're seeing still issues with tolerances. Guy I mentioned that at 737 max at the beginning, but I think it's important to reiterate. This is a completely different issue, right? The 7 8 7 is not grounded. Nobody is saying it's unsafe to fly in a 7 8 7, right? Right. Yeah, that's true. And again, Sean did mention that there were some limited safety concerns when you had the combination of out of tolerances and shimming issues on the same air frames. But the vast majority don't have both of these issues. So and just very quickly, I think we should talk about why it's important from a safety perspective that you get these shims dead on and you get smooth skins. So let's talk about that. The main reason I think is that you have to remember that composites are so composite structures are very stiff. When you put them together, they're not like your good old aluminum aeroplane, which sort of bounces around is very flexible. And because of that, it means that when you put composite sections together as a complete airframe, you have to make sure that the load that transfers between those sections is absolutely smoothly transferred. So if you don't, you get these little stress buildups. And that's where those importance of shims is vital because you don't want any wrinkled skin surfaces or shims that are improperly connected because that interrupts that transfer of loads across those sections..
"boeing" Discussed on Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
"And then maybe some other Boeing procedures that we're emphasizing, deliveries over making sure that airplanes pass the white glove test in the go go days leading into the pandemic. So Sean, I want to go to a guy, but sum up for our readers who are more laymen on the 7 8 7, what you talked about, what are the issues holding of it's a shims, there's doors, there's several issues, right? Yeah, so there's shimming, I think shimming is the big one and shipping certainly the most prevalent one. And that simply filling gaps that are very common. They're common in metal airplanes before they're certainly common in composites now. When you put two big pieces of airplane structure together, both the fit of the part of those two pieces. And then what happens when you fasten them together? You're going to get microscopic gaps and you always have. In the olden days, you measured the gaps with a tool. You figured out what the gap was a shim or a piece of material was fitted to fill that gap and it was stuffed in there. Well, the production processes have advanced a little bit and become automated. But in the case of the 7 8 7, that automated process is not, in some cases, in one case that Boeing cited, we're talking about the horizontal horizontal stabilizer. They had a shimmy issue that was revealed in one of their Utah plants. It was the software wasn't set right for a subset. But there have been a series of these. Again, over the entire production lifetime of the 7 8 7, where they just haven't been able to get the shimming right. Where it becomes an issue is if it's in a place where it's combined with another problem and you asked about the other problems that skin smooth the smoothness and guy wrote a brilliant story about this earlier this year. So I'll let him let him talk about the challenge of composites here in a minute. But getting the composite, those layers of composites completely smooth in multiple pieces. So when you make them together, you have a nice smooth line going across those safe fuselage barrel sections. If that's not right, and then the shimming between those two sections isn't right. You may have an issue that rises through the level of a safety of flight issue. Boeing had that issue on 8 airplanes, they found last year. Those are the only 8 airplanes they flagged as having safety of flight issues with any of these. So shimming is an issue. The skin smoothness is. Now the shimming is all over the airplane. Skin smoothness is an issue. A more recent issue, a non conforming titanium parts that came out of a supplier to Leonardo, which is a Boeing supplier. That one is probably the newest one that has come to light. That's 7 8 7 program specific. But Boeing says they have a very they have a very tight grasp on that issue because they know exactly which parts are affected..
"boeing" Discussed on Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
"We're talking a half way out of tolerance. And that started a process where they had to look at every airplane that they had waiting to go out and the more they looked at the more out of tolerances they found. The problem that they now have and have had for over a year with the exception that brief restart and deliveries is trying to come up with a reliable and sustainable process for identifying what the issues are on the airplanes. And then reworking them and getting them out the door. But getting that process approved has been the big hold up. The difference some of these issues that they've seen are certainly significant compared to ones that predate 2019. Another big difference that we're dealing with now is the FAA is they're asking for a lot more homework to put it simply. When Boeing comes up with a way that it analyzes its production records and samples parts of airplanes that are out there to try to determine what some of the production issues are, the FAA wants assurances that what Boeing is telling them is accurate. Boeing and the FAA haven't agreed on that at least for some of these issues. So most recently, and I think the biggest news over the last say a couple of months is that Boeing has now gone with one of these issues shimming in the aft body area. They have now going into every piece of sub assembly. They are looking to see if the shipping is within design tolerances or not. And if it's not, they're doing rework. That on every on every piece. And they're doing it in position in South Carolina before those sub assemblies go to the final assembly line. So that change that addition of manual effort to validate each and every piece of sub assembly heading to the final assembly line is what has caused the production rate to fall now below two per month. That two per month was already reduced from 5 per month, which is where the 7 8 7 was set heading into 2021 as part of the consolidation in South Carolina and then of course the reduction to meet newly revised pandemic outlook. So that's a lot to unpack there. I think the main takeaway is, though, that while the set of problems, it may be a new list, these aren't necessarily new issues. And what I think Boeing in the industry is trying to understand is how much of this relates to the challenge of building a largely composite airframe and how much of it relates to Boeing specific processes, including having multiple suppliers creating big on large chunks of risk by making big parts of the airplane..
Boeing and 737 MAX Crash Victims' Families Move Closer to Resolution
"Boeing has reached a settlement with the families of those killed in the twenty nineteen crash of an Ethiopian Airways seven thirty seven Max jet Boeing has accepted responsibility for Ethiopian Airways flight three oh two losing control and crashing to the ground shortly after take off in March of twenty nineteen it was the second crash involving the Boeing seven thirty seven Max chat which was then grounded because of faulty software according to court documents the settlement does not involve monetary compensation to the families of the one hundred fifty seven victims but it does allow them to pursue individual claims in U. S. courts to streamline the process their attorneys call it a significant milestone hi
Coalition formed to build low-carbon tech market
"Leaders of forming a coalition to build low carbon technology kit climbers invalid John Kerry nearly three dozen large corporations and the World Economic Forum launching on the lines to build a market for technologies that generate low levels of carbon dioxide the World Economic Forum says the first move this coalition aims to help companies set the purchasing plans in a way that will create new market Dimond flew low carbon technologies and help reach the goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero by twenty fifty apple amas in aerospace company Boeing on vehicle makers Volvo and Scania a some of the companies participating in the project I'm Charles the last month
"boeing" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"Is an important consideration because nothing like showing up at a parking lot and seeing this spots full. Absolutely. This will alleviate parkers from having to go into the central terminal area. They know that they can drive here. They can get a spot, and then they get on a shuttle bus for now and it'll take you into the terminal, very short shuttle right into the terminals. And then when our people mover train is up and running, people will be able to hop on that and be in the terminal within less than 5 minutes. And that's a 2023 opening, correct? Correct, yes. And will you do another event like this for that? Hopefully we'll do some of the more events like this before then. Okay. You know, I think that this top of this parking facility has the best plane spotting location that we have here at LAX, I believe, simply because you're so close to the airplanes, you're high up and you have a view of the runways, our north runways from here. So it's really a great spotting opportunity. Right, so unlike being over at the In-N-Out burger where you get a great shot of the belly of the aircraft, you really get a nice side view here. Absolutely side view plus you can see Atlantic and you can see the airplanes take off from here as well. Yep. Yeah, so super modern facility. Yeah, congratulations on getting it open. Thank you very much. Thanks for coming out. Anything else you'd like your listeners to know? No, I think that it's part of the smart parking. We're going to be not only can you pre book, but you're going to be able to pay online and you're going to be able to get easy access and exit based upon your license plate. If you put your license plate in it, it will be able to read your license plate and it will provide you access both really and exit. Wow. And we're going to have a lot of electronic vehicle chargers here. Saw them. So there's going to be a massive number of those here as well. So it's really going to be a state of the art facility..
"boeing" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"Is it 23 days of training or 23 weeks? It feels like 23 weeks by the time you're done because it's very we call it the fire hose. I'm sure you've heard that term before. Definitely pack ten pounds of stuff until 5 pound bag is the way it feels, and by the time you're done, you're just so relieved to get it in the rearview mirror, you know, the Iowa is like icing on the cake. That's where he actually get out and have fun and, you know, enjoy the actual aircraft and the training is not nearly as intense, it's where he actually continue your learning and actually relax a little bit and enjoy being out on the line. Well, for some of our younger listeners who may not be aware of it, the simulators are so sophisticated these days while they have been for a while that you can earn a type rating in the airplane, never and never have gotten on it. Never never even been in it. And the first time you see one up close is the first day of initial operating experience. And so it feels a little strange to walk away with a your captain now. And say, I've never been in an airplane. You know, so but it's pretty sophisticated. The training gears you to handle the actual aircraft when you and many aspects simulators harder to fly than the actual airplane. But when you get in the device and shut the door, it looks like the real thing. It's pretty amazing. The technology and the feel that's programmed into it. Absolutely. So hey max, it looks like we lost our pal. Well, we've got some quick listener band. Let's just go ahead and run through this. We've got an email from a dag now. My recollection is he's a young guy a young teenager that we've heard before. He says, high geeks and especially David, who, unfortunately, is still not here. He said, I'm still in middle school and was wondering what the career path looks like to become part of a museum like davids. I love every Wednesday. Can't wait to hear the next episode. Thank you, dag. Daggers I've had some email with him directly. Certainly a young guy who's looking forward to doing some great things in aviation. My experience with museums and you guys can chime in and let me know what you think is. They are very receptive to people who are willing to show up and volunteer. And I would say that the entry point to most museums is volunteering to do whatever it is that they're willing to let you do. And then in terms of dag is asking about a career path if you want to make your career in museums, then certainly having had a lot of experience hanging out around museums and volunteering is a great way to give to your leg up in that. But what do you guys think? Absolutely. Are you familiar with the 7 27 that's in the museum of science and industry in Chicago? No. That exhibit, it was one of the first united 7 27s. And when they pulled it out of service, they landed it at Biggs field and had floated it away on a barge and created the exhibit that brought it back to the museum and it hangs in the atrium of the museum and united pilots to this day still staff that exhibit and I was there the first night that it opened in 1990 fours when they opened that display. They had an employee night and then from that point on many of our pilots have volunteered their time and talent to be at that museum explaining the aircraft and it's really a rewarding experience. I got to go down there and do that for a couple of times. And it's really neat. It helps you learn and you get a lot out of meeting people and doing some really cool stuff. You're going to jump in and rob? I can't really show it because we're audio only, but I have a picture that was shot from a helicopter when that united 7 27 was on short final at megs with all the with the gear and flaps 50 out and it touches down right on the numbers at the 3900 foot runway that was Meg's. And it's hanging on the other on the other wall here in the studio and it's just I still love to look at that because I just think that's the coolest thing in the entire world. Believe it or not, I have about a half dozen legs in that very aircraft. If I go back into my logbook when I first started out, that was a 7 27 100 series the short fuselage 7 two and I have that 7 zero one 7 uniform in my log book to a couple of destinations throughout the Midwest when I was brand new. So big spot in my heart to that exhibit down there. And it's fun to support it. Well, and that, you know, you just touched on something that I think is important since we were talking about people who want to edit the career field. I mean, to this day, I still love flying on some airline. In fact, a lot of the pilots that I flew with years ago at midway went on to fly for Southwest and every so often I'll climb aboard an airplane or be leaving.
"boeing" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"Aircraft. Hello, max. I hope you can hear me from my mobile studio aboard the ark, where floating here in Northern California. And I can almost see it can almost see Nevada from here. Unfortunately, you're sending all that weather to the east coast. So we're bracing for that. Somewhere in the middle of the country is rob Mark. He's a contributing editor to business and commercial aviation, which is a part of the aviation week group, and he's also publisher at jet wine dot com. Hey, good evening to everybody. And I can tell you guys that we started to see some rain, maybe about ten o'clock in the morning yesterday. And it did not quit until maybe 8 o'clock this morning. So we were inundated and the only thing that really matters is my basement was absolutely dry. Oh, good, good. It's soggy everywhere. Well, let's introduce our guest for this episode. That's Arne quest. He is a new Boeing 7 8 7 captain for United Airlines, based at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. He's been a pilot for 31 years at United. He's flown as a crew member and just about every aircraft type united has in their fleet. Arnie began learning to fly at a young age. When he was 15 years old, learned that a central New Jersey airport and he earned his private pilot license at 17 after a high school. He attended embry riddle aeronautical university, he earned the rest of his pilot ratings, as well as a bachelor's degree in aeronautical science. Now, during his senior year, at embry riddle, Ernie worked for a United Airlines as a flight operations intern. And that internship helped him get hired as a united pilot at age 23 and launched his career as an airline pilot. So Ernie, welcome to the airplane geeks, podcast. Good evening max, it's great to be here. I just hope this isn't a disappointment at some point, because if it is, it's max's fault. No. It turns out rob Mark has a long time or an old connection to Arne, which is partly how we're able to get Arnie on the show. And we're going to jump right in with Arnie. And I'd like to start with the Dreamliner because, well, it's a cool aircraft. The Arnie the 7 8 7 is supposed to be the airliner that was designed with the passenger in mind. It's got the windows. It's got the lighting, the lower altitude cabin pressure. So what do you think? Our passengers responding favorably to the 7 8 7? It's definitely a very comfortable airplane, the cabin, like you said, maxes out at a cabin altitude of about 6000 feet. Versus all the other airliners around 8000 feet plus it's humidified and it's extremely quiet. It's very quiet cabin and then when the wind windows are dim down, it makes for a very comfortable atmosphere where people want to sleep or rest. It makes it very non fatiguing to fly. So when you started flying this machine Arnie, did anybody ever tell you just how far up the wingtips would bend in first place? Yeah. They didn't tell me exactly but boy when you look out the windows, and I can't put an exact figure on how far they bend up. But when the airplanes heavy, it's quite noticeable. I'd have to look up the exact amount that they do flex, but they are definitely out there and they move quite a bit. That's the thing I remember the first time I flew. I was right near an over wing seat and I said, with the wingtips, up at the wingtips are above the top of the cabin. It looked like it was that high. I think the number is around 16 feet or something like that. He thinks the magic number that I've heard, but it's a very long, narrow, efficient wing and yeah, it's very noticeable. Well, I haven't flown in the 7 8 7 yet. And that's something I really like to correct. As soon as I can because I want to experience that, but what kinds of roots are you flying or will you be flying, Ernie? Well, I've only been on the airplane since the beginning of September. I got my type rating August 23rd. And out of Chicago, where I'm based, we fly the aircraft just about everywhere around the world. Most of the regular European destinations, such as London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, and Brussels are common. Over to Asia, normally, when we're outside a COVID, we go to Shanghai and Beijing. We go to both the Tokyo airports, haneda and narita airports, and go down the South America, literally, the best way to say it, I can name all the cities. It's global reach and off the east coast from Newark. During my Iowa I did a nonstop from Newark to Johannesburg, South Africa, which is about a 7500 nautical mile leg and takes approximately 15 hours to get down there. It's deployed to quite a few destinations around the world. Quite capable with its range. Iowa, it stands for initial operating experience, Iowa. And basically, the training process starts out going through a program out in Denver at the United flight training center. It's a 23 day footprint where you go through ground school, simulator training, fixed space training, and then upon completion of your type rating, you transition out of the training center to the actual aircraft in a revenue flight with passengers in the back. And you're under the supervision of a pilot that is known as a line check airmen or LCA. And.
Judge: Loudoun County Teen Guilty of Sexually Assaulting Classmate in Girls' Bathroom
"You are seeing in loudon county Virginia and this is new out of loudon county, Virginia. That parents that have children in loudoun county Virginia, 54% of them are going to vote Republican or for young kid. So The Washington Post came out and they were like, oh, the story is very misleading of what's happened in loudoun county. But guess what allowed in county judge, this is breaking in the last 24 hours, finds boy in a skirt, guilty of raping, female student and girls bathroom remember we talked about the story, and the media told us that this wasn't true. The victims have been vindicated, and their parents demand apology and kids walk out of their classroom and protest against schools. This couldn't be happening at a worse time for Terry mcauliffe. This is hit a apex where all of a sudden, in Virginia. And let me just reemphasize this. I said this yesterday. Virginia, this is the ruling class governorship. This is the place where you wine and dine Boeing and north of Grumman and Lockheed Martin, where you give money to Pfizer AstraZeneca and Moderna. This is the governor of Virginia is kind of a ribbon cutting deal. You get all the nice handouts you get invited to all the Washington D.C. parties because you're nearby. You get treated really well. Being governor of Virginia is one of the top perks of being part of the Democrat ruling class. It's rather desirable. But now all of a sudden the Democrats have deployed Obama, they deploy camel Harris, which I don't think that's going to help. They're deploying Joe Biden, Rasmussen reports. 32% of America believes 32% of Americans believe America is on the right track. 64% of Americans think America's on the wrong track. 60 4%.
A Boeing test pilot has been indicted in connection with the 737 Max
"Hi Mike Ross you're reporting a Boeing pilot involved in testing the Max jet is indicted in Texas a federal grand jury in Texas has indicted a Boeing pilot who was involved in testing the seven thirty seven Max jetliner later involved in two deadly crashes the indictment accuses mark a Fortner of giving the Federal Aviation Administration false and incomplete information about the automated flight control system found to have played a role in the crashes prosecutors said because of workers allege the deception the system was not mentioned in key FAA documents pilot manuals or pilot training material supplied to airlines the
"boeing" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
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"boeing" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"All the spelling are deeply sorry for the loss of life in the ethiopians airlines flight. Three oh two and line air flight. Six ten accidents boeing ceo. Dennis muhlenberg latched onto findings that inexperience and lack of training. Were part of a chain of events that led to the crashes. It was a controversial position. Understand that these airplanes are flown in the hands of pilots and in some cases are system. Safety analysis includes not only the engineering design but also the actions that pilots would take As as part of a failure. Scenario that boeing's contention from the beginning was that even though the pilots did not know that existed that they did not need to know that and in some cases those procedures were not completely followed. So boeing believed that the pilots should have been able to realize that it was very similar to a runaway stabiliser situation. Runaway stabiliser is an aviation term for a malfunctioning stabiliser. After the lion aircrash boeing had issued a directive to pilots to be aware of this possibility and told them what to do. Or if it happened. Put natalie kickoff when that part of the tail was not acting the way that it should be you take manual control of it. The pilots could have stopped roller coaster. Ride by turning these two switches off reporter jack necas to shut off power to the stabiliser started for moving on its own and then you start cranking a wheel in the cockpit that literally will manually move the stabiliser back to where you want it to move. The issue was were there things happening inside the cockpit. That might have made that harder to do. That's what we were asking reporter. David jealous when we finally got the preliminary black box data from the ethiopian crash. We call it a dennis asure on american airlines seven thirty seven pilot and send him the data and we read through it together. My mission was to provide them. I'm in the cockpit. I see what's happening now so we walked through each line and i had no idea what was in it. I knew that the crew had an experienced captain and a lesser experienced. First officer we go second-by-second through the few minutes of this fight going through the steps that the pilots had taken. And saying yep. I would have done that. I would have done that soon as they lift off the ground. All these different alerts started popping up. The airspeed was unreliable. The altitude was showing unreliable. There were alerts related to that. But they bring the gear up and they continue to climb out two minutes into the flight based on faulty data from the aoa censor 'em kaz kicked him began pushing the nose down and i have very clear memory of noting a time mark were the first officer is quoted as saying stabbed trim cutout switches which takes the weapon away from them. Which is what. Boeing told us to do that. I have to confess. Probably swore. I said the kid got it right. Got it right. What had happened was the pilots did do what they were supposed to do. They had cut the 'electricity off thing. They hit these switches and they tried to take manual control. The first officer is reaching to this large wheel on his left. And that's the manual trim wheel and trying to turn it. It's like lifting up a ten ton bucket of cement out of a deep well. Problem was at that point. The plane was going so fast that even after they took manual control they could not physically get the plane to right itself. They shouldn't have been going that fast terrain and they're continuing to accelerate towards the ground. The ground is approaching them then with no apparent recourse. The pilots reached for the stabilisers switches. I'm yelling into the cockpit. Do that and i don't know what they're facing. Cash was reactivated. 'em says hey i'm back on here. We go and now the airplane is in your full nose down trim and you can pull back forever and there's not enough. We meddle in the back of the airplane to make that airplane come up to a terrain terrain. Oh oh mother of crash. Victim nadia miller on. She died when she was twenty four. It's unbearable but she's not with us. And the only thing i can do is try to prevent this for other people about four months after the ethiopian airlines crash. Family of siamese to mow was about to receive news. They would find bewilder here eating dinner. And i hadn't looked at my phone for a long time and it was blowing up. Senator susan collins. We are joined today by ally. Jeremy the associate administrator for aviation safety german golan ranking member. There were families from kenya from ethiopia from all over saying who is this ali. Bajrami continue to validate boeing's suffer modification to the m. cast in the faa's ali bahrami had been called before congress where he was questioned about revelations the faa had known there was a risk of another max crashing after lionair if the agency's own analysis found 'em cass to be an unacceptable risk. Why did the faa not take immediate action to address those risks. The families hadn't known napa before they didn't know that the safety agency ambled with passenger lives. We knew that eventual solution would be to have the modification and based on our risk assessment. We felt that this has sufficient time to be able to do vacation In you know and and get the final fix after the lion air crash the faa had conducted analysis of the likelihood of another seven. Thirty seven max crashing. The worst case scenario was grim transportation. Committee investigator pasternack. They looked at the probability that there could be another crash of a seven thirty seven. Max if the fa didn't do anything to 'em cass and just let the plane keep flying and what bet assessment showed was fa predicted. There could potentially be fifteen more fatal accidents of seven thirty seven. Max aircraft over the life span of the fleet about one crash every other year.
"boeing" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"A short time after this. First maiden flight ed wilson he and his co-pilot start to realize that the seven thirty seven max is not handling smoothly as it should in certain low-speed situations it shortly after takeoff. It's still kinda climbing to ascend. It's not going full. Speed growing engineers had an idea for how to deal with this. They know about him. And they know that case was actually used for a similar situation and these high speed maneuvers. And so theoretically m cass could also be used in these other situations to also smooth out the head crucially. It's already been created. It's already been approved and it's something that we just apply to a different phase flight. It's actually a pretty easy. Fix this ends up being an extremely fateful decision. They enable the stabiliser to move much more actually four times as much now. The systems designed for low speed situations like just after takeoff and after off is when the plane is still only a few thousand feet over the ground that means you have much less room for error tap winning in automated fashion and repeated fashion this fundamentally changes m s it makes it much more aggressive much more risky. It's a far more dangerous system. Boeing was doubling down on the system expanding it despite the earlier catastrophic result in a simulator touched the times reporting. On 'em focused on a former boeing pilot. I started to hear about a pilot at boeing. Whose name was mark faulkner. He came up through the air force academy he flew for alaska airlines and he became the chief technical pilot for the seven thirty seven. He played a definitive role in making sure that there was minimal pilot training on the max host transportation committee investigator doug pasternak boeing released to our committee instant messages and emails from more four cnor and some of his colleagues in one of these emails that more fortner sent out he says i want to stress importance of holding firm that there will not be any type of simulator training required to transition to max. And he said quote. Boeing won't allow back to happen reporter. David gallus he was this key liaison between the company and the faa. He was the person who personally emailed the faa asking for 'em to removed from the pilot menu. That was an important piece of this. Because we understood that the faa really didn't know that cass became more powerful. He was speaking absolutely on behalf of the company. This is not some low level employee and he was asking for something that was really quite substantial that a new piece of software that made the plane behave in ways that a previously hadn't be concealed from the pilots. This is where the commercial pressures from the executive level. Come right down to the development of the airplane. Mark fork nurse certainly was not alone actor and what he did aid. He was following. Through a policy by boeing to ensure that the program did not have to put pilot's in flight simulator. It got to the point where mark faulkner got an award for keeping training on the seven. Thirty seven max to a minimum nearly eight months after requesting that m. caspi removed from pilot training manuals. Faulkner texted a colleague with a shocking realization. This appears to be the moment where mark faulkner learns that em case has been expanded. He writes in that message. I basically lied to the regulators unknowingly. But he never went back and corrected the record. He never went back and fixed the error mark fork. Cnor wouldn't speak to us but his lawyer told the times reporters that his communications with the faa were honest on that.
"boeing" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
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"boeing" Discussed on FRONTLINE: Audiocast | PBS
"Jakarta indonesia october twenty eighteen aviation analyst jerry socia- von on the morning of the on the line. I was woken up by a colleague who alerted me. That align aircraft crashed is that it's the max and i was surprised because he was a new aircraft by company provided the air data for aircraft flying around jakarta area so i went to the computer looked at a date that he was immediately apparent. That is was wrong. The plane went up to about two thousand feet just over a minute after takeoff and the plane had a bit of a dive and then the plane climbed to about five thousand feet. But then i five thousand feet. Claims fluctuating up and down. They started diving it. It just didn't make sense. You don't see planes diving on departure. I was baffled. Why did it go. Now light stacy's six ten when missing from radar. One hundred eighty nine people were killed in the crash of lion air flight. Six ten the boeing seven. Three seven max. As the plane was a new boeing seven thirty-seven marks. What do we know about this. 737 max. Eight sherline jeddah boeing history. Just introduced the year before. We don't know what caused this crash upright through the evening. It applied dodd recorded. Holds many of the caves. The data from the black box quickly got to faa engineers in the united states in seattle washington former faa engineer. Joe jacobson but there is a purity of this data comes directly from the black boxes so it's recording airspeed altitude data showed what appeared to be a glitch something repeatedly moving part of the plane's tail controlling it's pitch didn't take long and just a couple of minutes to see that there was rapid movement of the horizontal stabilizer. Probably the fastest way to kill yourself in. An airplane is to have the stabiliser malfunction in city new york times reporter. James plans by spine literally tangled. When i saw the traces from the black box the plane continually tried to push the nose down and the highlights were trying over and over again to stop the plane and in the end they lose that battle what boeing had not told airlines or their pilots was that it had put a powerful software system on the new airplane in the lion hair crash. This system was receiving incorrect information. And that made a plane dive straight downward and destroy itself inside boeing. They quickly diagnosed the problem and began working on a fix but they stood by. The max has hundreds of them took to the air around the world carrying thousands of passengers. Company alerted pilots about handling potential malfunction blowing in the faa today warned airlines that sensors on seven thirty-seven max. Eight jets bell function following a foam advisory in spain issued to the pilots new york. Times reporter natalie. The reporting showed boeing knew that it was risky but their response was to blame. The pilots pilots did not into cutoff. Switches boeing says. That action was part of well established protocols for all seven thirty seven and that led to a series of decisions that kept the plane in the air and then we got another crash breaking news out of ethiopia where a plane went down european airlines flight three. Oh two on its way to nairobi from ati saba. Seven thirty seven max. Abe jetliner crashed minutes after taking off through crushes. The same plan three hundred forty six people killed an iconic american companies reputation in tatters. The story of the boeing. Seven thirty seven. Max would end up exposing corporate deception and a broken regulatory process but at the center was a software system supposed.
Feds to Indict Ex-Boeing Test Pilot Over 737 Max Crashes
"Federal prosecutors plan criminally charged a former boeing pilot. They suspect of misleading aviation regulators. About safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the seven three seven. Max this is according to people familiar with the matter who add that mark faulkner is likely to face prosecution in the coming weeks. He was boeing. Seven three seven max. Chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development and attorney for foreigner didn't respond to our requests for comment a justice department spokesman and boeing declined to comment. We have much more on this. On wsj.com
Remembering 9/11, 20 Years Later
"At each american airlines flight seventy seven took off from dulles international airport outside of washington. Dc the boeing. Seven fifty seven was headed to los angeles like the other two flights. Sarah just talked about with sixty four people on board to pilots four flight attendants fifty eight passengers including three elementary school. Children selected for a trip hosted by national geographic. All five of these hijackers were flagged by security for extra scrutiny for one reason or another including that one of them didn't have a photo. Id and agents found them to be suspicious. The only consequence of being flagged for this extra scrutiny ended up being that they're checked bags were held off the plane until it was confirmed that they had boarded three of the hijackers set off metal detectors and had extra screening before boarding the plane. The screeners didn't resolve. What set off the alarms and allowed the hijackers to board the plane anyway and this seems unthinkable today and the reason that it seems unthinkable today is because we have all been flying in recent years in a post nine eleven world and i think this is one moment to kind of flag as a way in which our our everyday lives substantially changed after nine eleven when you read about the way security was conducted. Then it's just unimaginable compared to what we do now. The five hijackers boarded the plane at seven. Fifty a m two of them set in coach in three and first class. The plane was scheduled to depart at eight ten took off at eight twenty and reached its cruising altitude at eight forty six.
First Civilian Flight Departs Afghanistan Following U.S. Withdrawal
"Not sure if we should have seen this coming. I certainly didn't see this coming but look this plane. We're going to see on your screen right here right here. This is a cutter. Airways boeing seventy seven. Excuse me boeing seven seven seven That is the first passenger flight to depart from the main airport in afghanistan kabul airport since. Us troops withdrew from afghanistan last month. The scene at kabul airport today was markedly different from what we saw. Just weeks ago Instead of us marines we had taliban fighters patrolling runways. The talibans white flags or surrounding the airport on those flagpoles the fact that. Us forces are in control. There and the taliban clearly are today. One hundred and thirteen people including americans canadians brits germans ukrainians all left on that cutter airways boeing seven. Seven flight flew out of kabul and landed in doha in cutter. More flights out flights out again have started. Maybe not just this one may be more to come in a statement today. Secretary of state anthony blinken said that today's flight quote was the result of the departments regular close engagement with our regional partners particularly with the cutlery authorities and taliban officials said today that another flight is expected to take off tomorrow that the taliban is expecting to let it go for its part. The biden news station says it won't divulge details about any upcoming flights due to what they called the ongoing terrorist threat to such operations. Clearly it is still a very fluid situation there. But by all appearances the evacuation flights from kabul appear to be back on as of today with the likelihood that more flights will continue at least tomorrow and maybe beyond that and that is something
The History of US Presidential Transportation
"First us president of any sort to fly in an airplane was theodore roosevelt. It was rather short flight as airplanes at the time didn't have a very long range and it was probably one of the more dangerous. Flights ever attempted by president sitting or former come over after this short sightseeing flight. Us presidents didn't do any flying. It would be another thirty three years before an actual sitting. Us president would get on an airplane. The first airplane designated for presidential use was purchased in nineteen thirty three it was a douglas dolphin amphibious aircraft and it was operated by the us navy as there was no air force at the time. The co name. It was given was r d two. It could seat four passengers and there was a small sleeping compartment. The interior was custom made for presidential use with leather seats. It was stationed at the anacostia naval airbase in washington. Dc until nineteen thirty nine and during that time it was never once used by the president to be fair. Fdr was in a wheelchair and getting in and out of an airplane especially a small amphibious plane was probably something that he wasn't keen to do however he did eventually take a flight the very first airplane flight by a sitting. Us president took place on january. Eleventh nineteen forty-three when franklin roosevelt flew on. The dixie clipper was a commercial boeing. Three fourteen clipper which was operated by pan. Am he flew fifty five hundred miles to the casablanca conference in morocco to meet with winston churchill and charles de gaulle. The flight was done in three stages any flu rather than took a ship because it was considered safer than risking german u boats in the atlantic after the trip the army air force didn't want to rely on commercial airlines for presidential transportation. They proposed the president. Use a modified. C eighty seven liberator express heavy bomber. The plane was dubbed the guess where to when the secret service reviewed the safety record of the plane. They rejected it. For presidential use. The plane was used for carrying the first lady. Eleanor roosevelt however on a trip to latin america. But it never carried the president. The secret service then approved a douglas. C fifty four skymaster which was a transport plane used in the war. It was named the sacred cow ended. Had sleeping quarters are radiotelephone and a lift for getting roosevelt in and out of the plane in his wheelchair. The only time you used it was to travel to the yalta conference in february of nineteen forty five. This plane is on display at the museum. At the wright patterson air force base outside dayton
Boeing's New 787 Dreamliners Likely Delayed Until at Least Late October
Boeing Plans Investment in Virgin Orbit SPAC
"Boeing is the leading gainer on the Dow Up about 3%. Following news that it plans to invest a pile of money in a SPAC merger planned later this year. By Richard Branson's satellite launch company, Virgin orbit Boeing is not investing in The Virgin orbit. It's investing in a speck that virgin orbit is
Boeing Astronaut Capsule Grounded for Months by Valve Issue
"Commercially owned and operated spacecraft that was expected to fly to the International Space station last week. Boeing's astronaut capsule is grounded for months, possibly even until next year because of valve problems. Starliner capsule will be removed from the top of its rocket and returned to his Florida hanger for more extensive repairs. WSB news
Boeing’s Starliner Launch Could Face Delay of Several Months
"Shares of Boeing are off about a half percent is the company faces a potential delay of months for the second test of its Starliner capsule. A valve glitch aborted the most recent launch, and now there's a traffic jam of other launches to the space
Behind the Headlines at Boeing and Airbus
"Boeing last week wild wall street with its first profitable quarter in a long time but ceo dave. Calhoun seem less excited about when the company might launch. Its next clean sheet airplane in fact some believe he was signaling. It could be a long ways off for its part. Airbus's looking to aggressively ramp up production to cement. Its formidable lead over. Boeing in the narrow body market while embarking on a long and expensive are effort to develop a hydrogen-powered aircraft but twenty thirty five aviation week editors listened in on earnings calls and tried to make sense of where the two companies are heading. It was truly an exercise in reading. The tea leaves joining me to discuss. That are two of them. Senior editor guy. Norse an executive editor. Yen's floto guide. Let's start with you. Dave calhoun had been saying for a long time. If boeing launched a new clean sheet aircraft. They couldn't wait for the propulsion makers the propulsion wouldn't be ready would have to be other advances to to make the business case now. He's talking about the importance of propulsion advances. Is that a signal that this next airplane which originally was called anna may is not coming for a long time. is that what. He's gently telling us. Well so really good question i mean the point is is that we simply are in the dark so we just we should admit that up front to to start with so we are as you say. Having to look at the tea leaves along with everybody else so so what do we know. We do know that as of june as you mentioned calhoun told us you know he said. Look you know. We're sticking to his message. whatever comes next. We're not talking about big leaps in propulsion. You know we're just going to. All the savings are going to be made to the airframe technologies like that which was was fine near that made sense but something has changed and of course the big news from the propulsion side is the emergence of the cfm rise program. The open fan open rotor technology demonstrator.
Launch of Boeing’s Starliner Delayed Indefinitely Due to Vexing Technical Glitch
"It looks like Boeing needs a little bit more time to work out the issues with their Starliner space capsule. The second orbital test was supposed to take place this afternoon after it was scrubbed yesterday. But last night NASA tweeted that they will take more time to ensure that it will be ready for its trip to the international space station, the tele Atlas five rocket. In the meantime, we'll be rolled back to the vertical integration facility for inspection and test. I think, as they work out the next steps for the upcoming mission
Los Angeles Air Traffic Control Warns 'Jetpack Guy Is Back'
"What did an airline pilots see high in the busy sky near Los Angeles International Airport a Boeing seven forty seven pilot radioed a report of what might have been an airborne person with a jet pack high in the sky at about five thousand feet Wednesday evening just fifteen miles east of the airport air traffic controllers warned of the danger the FBI is now working with the FAA to investigate the report authorities have already looked into three other possible jet packs sightings in the same area last year but they haven't validated any of the reports so far I'm ready to fall late
Ex-President Obama Joins NBA Africa as Strategic Partner and Minority Owner
"Stake in the NBA's Africa business. Araceli Gomez Saldana has more thanks, Susie. While the NBA says Obama has will have a majority equity stake in NBA Africa, it's a new entity set up this year to run all of the leaks businesses on the continent. The NBA adds that Obama will use the state to fund the Obama foundations, Youth and leadership programs in Africa. Chicago headquartered. Boeing is
New Zealand Suspends Quarantine-Free Travel
"I leave the new zealand. Government has unfortunately posed the trans-tasman bubble from midnight. Last night. judy concerns about rising nineteen case. Thomason australia the pause effects travel from all the states and territories to new zealand and will remain in effect for eight weeks new zealand citizens. Permanent resident and fees. The whole is currently in australia. As well as trillion citizens who have recently been in new zealand and left on or off to the six april this year as well as their family members will still be allowed to return to new zealand on quarantaine free flights until next friday the thirtieth of july but this excludes anyone who's been in new south wales in the past fourteen days. Who would soon need to enter two weeks of managed isolation and quarantine on arrival back in new zealand and at the moment anyone traveling from victoria to new zealand over the next week. We'll need to self isolate for three days and get a curve attest. After arriving back in new zealand off the thirtieth of july once. That's finish next. Friday qantas's jetstar will spend almost all of their trans-tasman services at least until the twenty fifth of september when the bubble is currently scheduled to resume any zealand will continue operating but only limited trans-tasman flights and to and from oakland with various parts of new south. Wales victoria and south australia old. Currently on lockdown olas trillion station. Terry trees have unfortunately also reimposed restrictions on interstate travel and this is unfortunately prompted rex to cancel. All of its boeing seven three seven passenger services starting from tuesday of this week until at least the of august. I just on the two weeks of this point.
How Far Can a Plane Glide Without Engines?
"In nineteen eighty three a perfect storm of technical issues and unit conversion mistakes left an air canada boeing seven sixty seven without fuel. Some forty one thousand feet. That's twelve thousand. Five hundred meters over central canada before long. It lost power to both engines after descending rate of twenty five hundred feet. That's seven hundred sixty meters per minute. The pilots were able to glide their boeing all the way to save albeit bumpy landing on a race car track. The pilots were hailed heroes and the airplane was dubbed the gimli glider after the town where it landed essentially any plane can glide if the need arises and in situations where all the engines have failed. Pilots have to expect the plane to do some gliding. Without the thrust those engines are built to provide. The plane can't help but lose altitude but how far can a plane glide when it's not designed to be a glider aircrafts whose engines conch out at higher elevations can glide for longer periods of time. This is one of the reasons. Why shellenberger and skulls hudson river landing was so impressive. They had to glide their way to safety and a matter of minutes from a pretty low altitude. Everything happened very fast on. Us airways flight forty nine fifty one. The plane hit the birds within two minutes of taking off and just three minutes later. The plane was in the hudson river. Obviously planes come in all shapes and sizes. So if you're flying one it's important to know your vehicles. Best glide speed in a nutshell. This is the speed that will let your airplane travel the farthest distance while sacrificing the least amount of altitude. A related concept is the minimum sink speed or the pace of travel that will maximize how much time you can spend gliding depending on your situation. You may choose to prioritize time over distance or vice versa
"boeing" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"As I speak the Dow was down thirteen and I'm gonna stop right there for a second because Boeing's down another nine as we speak again and we're in the one o'clock hour we have been telling you to avoid the Boeing stock on the show since three eighty three eighty there was one moment in time last year where it had this big volume day because the C. E. O. came out rule let's be kind and say I was mistaken that this Boeing seven thirty seven Max would be up by January we found out like a week later that was B. S. they replaced the CEO and then we told you that if the stock broke three hundred look out and that was just on a technical basis and then the virus and we just pose the question to you every other day because we keep getting email after email should I buy Boeing who's going to buy airplanes there are pictures of airplanes in the desert side by side that have been parked there in the hangers you're getting G. just cancel sixty nine aircraft awesome me Europeans somebody or Asian cancel the hundred fifty before that now I do know they have orders on the books I don't know that are in the midst of being built I don't know what happens there but I do ask the question who's going to buy a complete full I think the airline businesses changed at least for a good couple years and I gotta believe capacity is not going back to where it was in any way shape or form I don't know if you all think different this is just how I think so Boeing is reporting earnings next week and it is come out and let me just state what it's come out that Boeing's gonna now a fifty percent reduction in Dreamliner production that's at seven eighty seven by the way the plan is great an additional job cuts so not so good and I I would just suggest to you even down here I would just be careful no reason to own apple's up six today at may I state apple is holding that fifty day moving average over the eight out of the last nine days on Tuesday it broke it badly and got right back up above that Monday and it just came out and why it's moving up Tim cook president trump says he spoke with Tim cook and Tim cook believes the US will have a V. shaped recovery sorry sorry I want to hear that from Tim cook's mouth Tim cook No Way believes where I can have a V. shaped recovery he's a smart dude but apple is moving up on that news our home depot up six getting back above the fifty day after that not much going on but let me tell you what's going on with the Dow down twelve the nasdaq up forty the nasdaq one hundred forty and I just want to repeat what I said earlier in growth plans and I've mentioned all the names here and we're going to do it on the webcast this weekend since we've had twelve days of nothing there in the market some of the good strength has been able to put in what we call nice little tight range bound action the possibly move off of and I'm finding a bunch I'm finding a decent amount.
"boeing" Discussed on WTOP
"Struggles of Boeing the unemployment rate jumps to three point six percent from a fifty year low of three point five percent in December joining us live now as we break down these numbers and go a bit deeper is CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger Joe this was a much better than expected report absolutely we are thinking maybe a hundred sixty thousand jobs or show but I have to do a little asterisk I'm such a buzz kill with you guys sometimes I'm sorry about that but you know we had a big jump up in the construction jobs and that could be reversed in subsequent months and the reason is that we have very mild January across much of the nation so we might see these numbers take down but again to twenty five a good number unemployment rate at three point six close enough to three and a half right I think it's it's fine because in fact that number edged up slightly only because more people were out there looking for work and obviously they're encouraged because job creation remains pretty plentiful what about wage growth what did that look like so we just were up three point one percent from a year ago and so on one hand you know it sounds like such at low number but I cant remind everybody the inflation rate is about two percent and that by the way gas prices were down about a the twelve cents last month so that's good but I mean with inflation low with three point one percent increases is pretty decent it gives you a full percentage point ahead of the inflation rate we are below with this peak that we saw last February we saw wages like start to rise by three and a half percent from the previous year maybe it's simply because employers just don't have to pay that much money funny though the wage growth that we have been seeing over the last six eighteen to twenty four months much more so at the entry level jobs at some of the middle and upper earners are starting to peel back a little bit and that's what's changing the numbers on the economy may be strong enough to withstand it but how serious are concerns about the effect of the corona virus and what it's doing in China how much will that affect us here well a you know it's clear that investors have sort of gas to that this is going to be short lived and and you know a week ago Friday of last week we saw the Dow dropped by six hundred points and everyone started getting really freaked out and then they went back to date and they said well let's look at sars what was the impact on the economy when I talk to a the folks were analyzing this they do believe there will be a real hit in China and that that might translate to two tends to three tenths of a percentage point of growth worldwide but that doesn't mean that every eight out of recession is coming here in the United States in a weird way the trade conflict actually prepared a lot of corporate America in some respects because they were already seeking alternate routes different supply chains for much of their goods and services looks still if you are Starbucks were you are apple were your Disney that closes a theme park in Shanghai that's good news for you but I will have to see how long it lasts and how widespread this truly becomes night gel always great to have you have a great weekend take care thanks so much CBS business analyst Jill Schlesinger up ahead the aftermath of this morning storms ten thirty four university of Maryland global campus was established to bring a respected state university education to working.
"boeing" Discussed on Business Wars
"On the last episode Airbus shocked Boeing by winning a major order. Refer a three hundred jets from leading American airline Eastern. Now Airbus wants to broaden its product range. It's building a new smaller. Jet Got called the a three ten that will cater airlines with roots. That lacked the traffic to fill. A three hundred. Boeing can no longer be complacent about Airbus. It's gaining gaining altitude. Boeing will go all out to take them down. This is episode three air bandits. It's December nineteen. Seventy nine and Boeing sales chief text bullion John Strides into the Manhattan headquarters of US airline Twa. A receptionist with massive round. Glasses looks good afternoon sir. Welcome to Twa. Hey I'm your deceased ce Meyer. The receptionist is puzzled. She's usually told when TWA as president is expecting a visitor. Do you have an appointment sir. You know just text bullions here. He'll make the time ten minutes later. Bouillon is shown into Myers Corner Office the Balding. TWA President Bounds over to him. Get to see attacks. Please take a seat. What can I do for you? I'm here to counter that deal you're about to signed signed with Airbus. Meyer smile vanishes. Oh well and texts. That deals done. My board is signing awful. That contract this weekend so they haven't signed it Wale deals not a deal until the board approves it right I want you to hear me out. Meyer shifts uncomfortably in his seat. TWA is about to spend six hundred million dollars on Airbus jets. It's not the kind of deal you toss aside died at the last minute. All Right Tex. I'll listen not sure what good it'll do but go ahead bouillon sits back confidently in his chair. The my guys in Seattle. They've been doing some number crunching turns out on a typical. Twa Route seven sixty seven consumes at least three percent less fuel than those a three tens. You're about to buy TEX TAGS IF I had a dollar for. Every time someone claim the jets going to be the most fuel-efficient it'd be the richest man alive. You can't know the seven sixty seven will be more fuel-efficient than the three ten. Neither of of them have even been built yet. That's why we'll guarantee it. See if we're we're all we'll pay. Twa Penalty of one million dollars per aircraft. We're also going to MAC that finance package Airbus's offering you meyer blinks in disbelief. Boeing's always been the sort of company that prefers to walk away from a deal than to fight on price Airbus must really have them spooked. Well techs that is. It's a very good offer and truth be told. We chose Airbus over Boeing because the difference in fuel economy and now there isn't a difference. Yes yes no. Yeah you're right you know techs. I need to call my board. I need to tell them. Our plans have changed changed. Twa was going to be the first US buyer of the eighty three ten now Airbus doesn't have a US carrier supporting supporting. Its latest jet. Airbus thought it had broken into the American market with eastern deal. Now Boeing's new aggressive sales moves Have shut them out of the. US again but outside the United States. It's a different story. It's March nineteen eighty and shake Java Alma walks. The red carpet laid over over the tarmac of Kuwait International Airport. He's headed to jet that landed just moments ago shake stops at the bottom of the ramp as his dark mark. Robe and white headscarf flap in the breeze. The jets door opens to reveal its VIP passenger about a Regis Guard to stand the president of France. The stick thin French leader shakes hands with shake. They walked to a covered. Podium Watch Kuwaiti rifleman deliver a twelve gun salute to the French statesman. The stand is hero trade mission. He wants the oil rich state defy more French goods like Airbus jets and it just so happens. Happens that right now on the shakes task is a memo from Kuwait. Airways a memo asking shake for permission to spend a billion in dollars on Boeing jets disdain wants to help Airbus steel that deal. And he's got something sleeve that Boeing can't match that evening over dinner to stand raises a topic close to the shakes Hark Palestine the US has just defended the Arab world by withdrawing strong support for United Nations resolution urging Israel to dismantle its settlements in the occupied territories so to stand tells the shake. He's going to do something. No no Western leaders done before he's going to make a public statement supporting the Palestinian people's right to self-determination the shakes delighted and when he finally looks at that memo from Kuwait Airways he shows his gratitude by telling the airline to buy Airbus instead. The stand statement also inspires other state owned Arab Airlines. To switch allegiance from Boeing Airbus Boeing. We might be shutting Airbus out of the US but elsewhere Airbus at its high powered pals are landing punch after punch and Airbus is about to make its most daring move yet a direct strike against Boeing's bestselling jet the single-aisle short-haul seven thirty seven since its debut in nineteen sixty five. The seven thirty sevens become the backbone of airline fleets worldwide Airbus knows that if it wants air supremacy premise. It must attack this bird. It's nineteen eighty two and in the conference room of Airbus's headquarters headquarters in France. The organization's top engineers are trying to put flesh on the bare bones of their seven thirty seven challenger all Airbus has decided. It's so far is to call it. The eighth three twenty and vowed that it must be quieter and more fuel-efficient than the seven thirty seven beyond that. It's the black sheet of paper. Airbus Technical Director Rosia Batavia takes note says an engineer pushes for vacuum flushing toilets. You see the waste collection the central tag it reduces way because there's no water puts down his pen. That's a good call. But the Boeing seven sixty seven. We'll have them to. We need something distinctive. Something that makes the airlines. Want the eighth three twenty instead of the seven thirty sevens. The engineer tries again a wider fuselage. So the seats are more comfortable again. A good idea not special enough. However we shouldn't think conservatively we? We must be ambitious. I've got an idea. The team turns to engineering vice. President Bernard Ziegler. He's stocky forty something guy with Elvis sideburns. You know how the concord uses fly by wire controls right. Everyone nods most commercial jets. Pilots use hydraulically powered levers in police to fly. The plane with a supersonic Concorde uses electronic circuits wires instead what if the three twenty had a computerized fly by wire our system. The computer would handle tasks pilots currently do imagine pilots and suddenly a mountain appears to the clouds instinctively. You pull back back hard on the yoke to lift the nose and increase the thrust maybe too much with computerized fly by wire. You could just pull back. The computer would apply. Apply the right amount of thrust automatically the engineer pushing toilets looks horrified. You want to remove control from pilots and give it to a computer that's crazy. It's not crazy. Human errors the main cause.
"boeing" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's June nineteen eighteen seventy eight and inside the British embassy in Washington DC. Boeing sales chief techs bouillon is plotting a billion dollars strike at Airbus but to succeed. Lead this Slick Square Jawed Boeing executive must win over the man across the breakfast table British Prime Minister James Callaghan Callahan's Alejandra prickly man whose eyebrows seem fixed into a permanent scowl. Mr Bouillon. Please call me. Tech's Mr Bouillon. This offer to have British Aerospace make the wings of Boeing's next airplane. Is it genuine. Some feel it's not billions eyes widen in surprise. I can tell you it's very much genuine. It's expensive and risky to make new airplanes in our interest to partner with British Aerospace to produce the wings and this gives the U. K. a pivotal role in creating the seven sixty seven. But Callahan knows there's more this offer. Why would Boeing wing approach British Aerospace which already makes wings for Airbus sure Boeing's promising to invest a billion dollars in the UK but if Callahan accepts British British relations with France in West Germany will be seriously damaged? British Aerospace won't be happy either it wants to rejoin Airbus as a partner list of Bouillon. British Aerospace is more than a production line. It should have a role in selling this seven. Sixty seven prime minister Boeing. Boeing has the best aircraft sales team in the world with all due respect. Sir We don't need help from British airspace. Well then you offer offer is too low. The prices fair British Aerospace just needs to be more efficient. We could help raise their game. Callahan Mahan Arches and eyebrow nerve of Bouillon. He's treating Callahan like the leader of some Third World country. Well this has been informative. Mr Boolean show considerable things off of further. Callahan gets up to leave. But he's already made his choice. Two months later Britain rejects Boeing's deal and buys it's way back into Airbus Boeing's attempt to pull the wings off Airbus his failed so now it's time for plan B. Do whatever it takes to shut the European upstart out of the marketplace from wondering. I'm David Brown. And and this is business wars.
"boeing" Discussed on The Daily
"And where do they end up building the facility. Do I even need to say it is a great day. In South Carolina be picked Charleston South Carolina. We are telling the entire world that we build things in South Carolina we build cars we built tires and now we build dreams brings big Mac Daddy. Seven eighty seven dreams. The issue is the Boeing has promised to create thirty eight hundred local jobs. The Charleston doesn't have the thriving aerospace workforce that you would see in Washington where Boeing has nurtured generations of aircraft aircraft builders and they bring people like swampy managers from the Washington area over to Charleston to get things started. I'm originally from Louisiana Louisiana boy so when they opened up the Boeing South Carolina plant. You know looked at as a great opportunity not only get closer to my family but to you know help build it from the ground up so I wanted to be a part of that you know was the culture of the factory in Charleston the same same as the culture of the factory in Washington. Oh absolutely not. It's like night and day They hired a lot of people from the South Carolina State. I really had no experience with the airplanes and building commercial airplanes and understanding what procedures were the criticality of them. So you know Oh that was a big change. Our big difference also is they just didn't have experienced so they are furiously trying to train all of these new workers but they're really far behind on the seventy-seven program years behind. Eventually the plane comes out but a couple of years later they run into a problem bloom. The FAA suddenly announced they are grounding the dreamliner the a grounds the fleet after a problem with batteries overheating. That could cause a fire. It's grounded until it can prove to the federal government at the airline has fixed the problem with the battery that continues to overheat. They come up with a fix but what I am. Learning from people like swampy from the more than a dozen current and former employees that we talked to is that the the batteries weren't the only problem that there was pressure on the factory floor. That was creating a litany of other issues. What was your title when you move to Chausson quality manager multifamily quality manager so so as a quality control manager heart of swampy job was to check the insides of planes to make sure that as workers are building the planes nothing is left behind? No debris is left inside. The aircraft was called out to their plane to look at an issue. And that's where we discovered and all this debris these three inch long titanium's livers laying around it it's just debris everywhere and while. Oh He's doing these inspections he begins to notice that there are clusters of metal slivers. That are hanging over the wires stat. Control the plane. The risk here is these nedal. Slivers will migrate into power panel any kind of power any any conflict chronic equipment and short it out and cause a fire. And if it's at forty thousand feet that's the problem. Is this normal. No no absolutely absolutely not this is the first and so he brings the issue to his miniatures and he says we need to cleanness. I showed him they're playing took took pictures sending pictures and A pair of mine walked in on the conversation. You know and it was telling them up here. You need to go inspect like line to thirty. So that's what we looked at these pictures I sent. Yes I won't sign off on it. I want except so he. I was removed from it. So you're saying you alerted your manager to the debris that you found on this plane and in response. He took queue off the plane and gave it to someone else to inspect that's correct. Did that ever get cleaned. It was delivered with without being cleaned. And it's not just the metal slivers on these planes. Swampy and several other employees at Boeing have said that there is a ton of stuff that is being left. Inside of the aircraft's nuts bolts fasteners. Rags bubble wrap trash tools. And it's not just in the build process. They're we're finding this stuff on the flight line as the plans are being prepared for delivery and when you say inside the plane you mean inside the guts. The machinery of the play not the passenger singer. Parts of the planet right. It's inside the bowels of the aircraft. So we heard the story of a representative for American Airlines who who found a bolt a stray bolt inside of an engine and this was on a plane that had already gone up for for a test. Flight with Boeing pilots. We heard about a ladder inside of a tale of plane that had also already gone up for protests flight. The workers pointed to these as examples of shoddy sometimes sloppy workmanship we heard for example of technician mission who found chewing gum holding together. The lining of Adore just a cosmetic issue but again sloppiness with some of the objects. Though there were safety risks employee said and I ask swampy about all this so I'll be. I think you know so some people might hear a lot of the stuff that you saw and say look it sounds like a lot of that is sloppy. Then maybe it doesn't affect safety. What would you say to that? I'd say probably about sixty percent of the stuff I would agree. It's sloppy it's But just shooting from the thumbing forty percents Hannah. This is critical stuff I mean look. You Got Metal shavings floating around electrtonics equipment. If you've ever put your head against the a window of an airplane you know how much a plane vibrates wallets flying. Imagine then a bolt or a ladder. Sadder or these metal shavings vibrating near wiring or near critical parts of the plane that bolt had it migrated inside side of the engine. It could have caused the engine to malfunction so swampy sees this pressure for speed resulting resulting in all of this sloppiness. But he's even more troubled by something else he's seen as a reflection of this culture. Let me tell you take time. What's going on right back Support for this podcast and the following message come from e-trade investing investing. Your money shouldn't require moving mountains no matter how much or how little experience you have. e-trade makes investing simpler and for a limited time. Get One hundred dollars when you open a new account with just five thousand dollars. It's all about helping your money work hard for you. For more information visit each dot com slash learn more e-trade securities securities. LLC member SIPC. My name is Lindsay Garrison. 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Mr Say Quality Manager Morrissey swampy at a certain point is in charge of the area of the factory. Sorry that houses defective parts and he says that hundreds of defective parts are going missing thing with no record of where they've gone so basically they're going and you know we tried to figure out who took them where they went. We had no idea whether it went. We just don't know and he suspects and fears that they are ending up on airplanes. And you're probably likely they're on airplanes absolutely island. Those fears are confirmed in a particularly troubling episode. So I was actually a out of office that day and I'd come down those like the next day or the day after and my team start telling me about it One month Specter's was telling me you know. Hey this is what happened and there were three of us here. We tried to tell him. He couldn't go where she hears from the inspectors who report to him that a manager Juror has come into that area for defective parts. Taken a defective a dented hydraulic tube out of that area area. Given it to another manager. Who installed it on an airplane a dreamliner and like three months factory jumped up and said no? Oh you cannot do that. That's a serious process violation anybody's told them the same thing. Don't worry about it you know is the hydraulic to who is it. Essential to the plane. Oh yeah because yeah the hydraulics is but operates your flaps and your sleds and you no anything that requires hydraulic movement. Which is typically all your flight control.
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