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(NBC News)   At least the escape chutes work properly, which is about all that work properly on the Boeing 787   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Boeing, Japan, emergency landing, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, critical system, model aircraft, error messages  
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4494 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jan 2013 at 1:22 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-16 01:42:21 AM  
3 votes:
Where was the component made? The 787 was a victim of Boeing Management outsourcing and trying to 'break the unions' like the 777 before it. My guess is the system was a faulty low bid chinese or southeast asia part.
2013-01-16 04:10:46 AM  
2 votes:
I hope everything was OK in the bukkake lounge.
2013-01-16 01:46:37 AM  
2 votes:
2013-01-16 06:04:34 PM  
1 vote:

BigNumber12: Day_Old_Dutchie: bmihura: 1. Made in the U.S.A.

Not exactly...
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Wing tips from Korea? What the fark?

Actually, my last pair were a decent light brown leather and they fit just fine.
2013-01-16 07:37:01 AM  
1 vote:

Alonjar: Hypothetically speaking.... what if these arent manufacturing defects at all, and these problems are more the side effect of some type of union wage dispute or something?

Except that Boeing deliberately didn't use Union labor.
2013-01-16 07:36:25 AM  
1 vote:

Circusdog320: So is there a lemon law?

It's called JAL suing Boeing for non-delivery of a functional aircraft. Two mega legal departments go toe-to-toe in a massive litigation-royalle. Boeing tries to pass the blame onto a subcontractor, and JAL noting that their contract is with Boeing. And in that contract one of the deliverables was A FUNCTIONAL AIRCRAFT THAT PASSES ALL APPLICABLE SAFETY REGULATIONS.

And hopefully, at some point, whoever was responsible for this clusterfark of an airplane getting placed in a room with a knife and a towel.
2013-01-16 04:01:23 AM  
1 vote:
This sounds like a classic outsourcing train wreck. This sort of thing is happening in every industry throughout the American economy. The new paradigm for everything is to fire every single American worker who was doing something, bring together a poorly planned, mismatched train wreck of pieces built overseas, throw the thing together, profit massively, and ignore the resulting catastrophic failure.
2013-01-16 03:46:17 AM  
1 vote:
Any sufficiently advanced and complex collection of technology systems is going to have teething problems.

They just don't usually resemble Shane MacGowan's.

Perhaps a sign of the apocalypse is when the number of headlines for a smoky Dreamliner forced landing matches the number of female teachers having sex with their male teenaged students headlines.

I know it's a false analogy, but I also know "false analogy" doesn't mean a tracking error while doing it doggy-style.
2013-01-16 02:35:04 AM  
1 vote:
Good thing they saved money by going Non-union building them in south Carolina.
2013-01-16 01:56:21 AM  
1 vote:

Oznog: "Japan after error messages indicated there was a problem with the plane's batteries and smoke in the plane."

It runs on batteries? Well there's your problem right there... I know jet fuel's expensive and all, but that's a lot of D-cells.

Obviously you are not an aironaughtical engineer. The batteries are charged via wind turbine.
2013-01-16 01:27:50 AM  
1 vote:

jimmyego: LordOfThePings: It's against the law to tamper with, disable, or destroy smoke defectors.

I like to fondle them.

go on ...
2013-01-16 01:27:48 AM  
1 vote:
They can't even get the side-mounted passenger howitzer to work properly. How am I supposed to enjoy my flight if I know they can't even randomly fire passengers into the tarmac during landing and takeoff?
2013-01-16 01:24:27 AM  
1 vote:

WhyteRaven74: So, we still calling these normal issues with a new plane?

Yep... It takes a while to work all the bugs out of a completely new airframe.

I'll not worry overmuch unless one of them drops an engine or otherwise actually *fails*, or .. if this crap is still going on this time next year.
2013-01-16 12:54:02 AM  
1 vote:
Funny how the bugs are not the revolutionary composite materials. Sensors talking to the computers, windows, batteries, all stuff that should have been the fairly routine part of building a plane.

/unless the decided to re-design everything because they be out of a job if they didn't.
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