This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report, showing more proof cost and efficiency trump safety at Boeing:
This just in (written later than the above): I guess you won’t be able to have the (process specification I.D.) called out on the TAI boot installation drawings in the struts, and all pneumatic duct boot installation drawings in the struts yet. There are no duct boot installations referenced in (process specification I.D.), even though these duct boots are just duct hose halves with bolt attach flanges at one end. Please have the PSD engineers give minimum standards for placement of the band clamp, minimum protrusion of the boot above the band, and minimum installation requirements of the boot cuff onto the duct, on either the spec or the installation drawings. I communicated with the key engineers of the (process specification I.D.) spec several months ago to get these duct boots added to the spec, among other improvements to the spec. I don’t know if they ever will follow through, however, as even deficient safety device specs are not now revised, no matter how urgent the need, due to cost concerns.
The Last Inspector