CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Feb 11, 2007
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The irony is they're incentivizing him to stop management pressurizing the engineers because their bonuses depend on it by making his bonus depend on it.
I feel like it's almost giving too much credit to the broken parts of their management to call it "beancounter culture." Some of their moves don't even make sense for someone supposedly obsessed with the bottom line.
US senators have introduced a bill to Congress intended to reinforce safety and oversight, particularly with regards to certification, in the aftermath of the Boeing 737 Max grounding crisis. The proposed legislation, titled the Restoring Aviation Accountability act, has been submitted by...www.flightglobal.com
Plans to mandate simulator training for pilots before the grounded jet can return to service—a time-consuming and costly undertaking—could face a further complication: friction between the plane maker and U.S. officials.www.wsj.com
I think that it's going to be the other way around. Boeing's planned delivery rates are going to keep pace with the FAA inspections. No inspection, no delivery.Interesting that “excessive rework” is the cause of the lightning protection issue. That implies the panels were not right when first made and had to be hacked about before fitting. Given that electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in general and LEMP (Lightning electromagnetic pulse) in particular is such a big deal for composite components, failure to reappraise the protection integrity after rework stands out as yet another example of safety culture under excess pressure. (FWIW EMC/EMP was once my day job. Typically the resin matrix gets vapourised by even a modest test lightning strike and the unprotected composite fibres break, splaying out like a bogbrush).
I begin to wonder whether the FAA inspections of each and every aircraft will be able to keep up with Boeing's planned delivery rates.
Well, "planned" and "actual" are not the same thing. The Max is not known for it track record of going to Boeing's plans recently.I think that it's going to be the other way around. Boeing's planned delivery rates are going to keep pace with the FAA inspections. No inspection, no delivery.
And foreign regulatory bodies are going to keep an eye out on the whole process, so it's going to be hard for Boeing to do an endrun around the inspections by pressuring the FAA.
US-built aircraft would be prohibited from being sold to foreign airlines unless the state concerned is compliant with ICAO standards, as determined by international safety assessment programmes. "
Hence, this radical regulation is a step forward in aviation safety. And once again Boeing and the US are at the forefront of the pack
Preliminary findings describe in stark terms how engineering mistakes and a “culture of concealment” at Boeing, coupled with insufficient federal safety oversight, led to two fatal crashes of 737 MAX aircraft.www.wsj.com
It remains to be seen how the present virus crisis could help Boeing: slowing down appetite from airline to get hands on their MAX order, in effect lowering Boeing needs for cash.
Not if the Airlines in question have gone to the wall. Or suffered enough economic damage to slow their recovery.Airlines will get tax relief in countries governed by clever people. Tax relief means that they will have to invest, and on the long term, to get full advantages of it.
To be fair, this is not hugely relevant here. As it says, in the current global crisis:Boeing Co's shares on Monday erased all gains recorded during ousted CEO Dennis Muilenburg's tenure due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty around the 737 MAX's return to service, which also led to a credit rating downgrade by S&P Global Ratings...www.reuters.com
Boeing on Tuesday said it was seeking at least $60 billion to assist the aerospace industry as it struggles with declining demand due to the coronavirus. President Donald Trump said the same day that he would support Boeing, which also is a top U.S. defense contractor.
"We appreciate the support of the president and the administration for the 2.5 million jobs and 17,000 suppliers that Boeing relies on to remain the number one US exporter, and we look forward to working with the administration and Congress as they consider legislation and the appropriate policies," the company said in a statement.