This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report, This corruption at Boeing bodes ill for the 787 program, I believe. Customers should hope their 787s are not damaged at Boeing and have to be repaired and "inspected" by these Boeing personnel:
I said that, "We don’t buy off a mechanic’s work just by who he is, we buy off the work by inspecting the work itself, right?" (My QA Lead), seemingly reluctantly, agreed. (He) was always good at spouting occasionally that things should be done per procedure, demonstrating, occasionally, quite a knowledge of those procedures, but when it came to actually performing his own inspections per those procedures, he ignored them, revving up his "Briggs and Stratton" endowed stamp to the redline in order to "support the delivery schedule." (Another QA Lead) didn’t even have that many ethics, as he would tell you to ignore procedures, and then roller stamp. I had somewhat more respect, although it was in the negative range, for (the other QA Lead), because at least, in a sick way, he was more consistent in not doing his job. Anyway, I believe examples of the tags I wrote on these bad composite repairs was (number) and (number) Revision 1 and Revision 2 on 737X T/Rs (Thrust Reversers).
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