Mad Scientist: If it's Boeing, I'm not going.
styckx: Outsourcing shiat to third world countries known for half assing shiat at the expense of American stupidity isn't a good idea still? Who'da thunk it?
EvilEgg: styckx: Outsourcing shiat to third world countries known for half assing shiat at the expense of American stupidity isn't a good idea still? Who'da thunk it?Hey it's cheap and most of the time it works.
BiffSpiffy: But Radio Shack parts mean that they just have to pop into any Mall and get replacements, right?
GungFu: From all the science I've seen, you can survive a plane malfunction by using a dingy to float onto the ground.People should STFU and buy a dingy.
generallyso: And some executive still got a fat bonus for it.
homelessdude: Boeing is certainly bad enough, but let us not forget that a good portion of the country almost elected another person with a long history of outsourcing and he would have been president. So really is this "787 revelation" comes as little surprise when viewed in light of corporate leadership that spends more time negotiating their golden parachutes than making sound business decisions or worrying about their employees, or the safety of their customers, or the safety of the customers of their customers and so on and so forth.On a related note.....what do corporations and soylent green have in common?
beefoe: Everyone outsources everything. Most companies (Apple and perhaps every other computer company) don't ever even touch any phase of their production. It's efficient, cost effective and lets companies take advantage of best-in-class technology and fabrication. It's just how things are done now, not some evil conspiracy.
jeffowl: I blame the Unions.If they had not been so greedy, Boeing wouldn't have been forced to outsource to remain cost competitive.
fatbear: styckx: Outsourcing shiat to third world countries known for half assing shiat at the expense of American stupidity isn't a good idea still? Who'da thunk it?FTFA:"Since the battery and its monitoring system were made in Japan, and all the connected pieces were integrated by French company Thales "Third world?PS - If Americans are stupid, why would you want *them* to build
beefoe: It's efficient, cost effective and lets companies take advantage of best-in-class technology and fabrication.
madgordy: , the Douglas execs were put on Boeings board and eventually became a majority
Cataholic: Boeing's in-house union engineers pointing the fingers at everyone else? Color me shocked. They may be correct, but I'll wait for someone with a slightly smaller axe to grind before I pass judgment on how this happened.
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