This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report (continued from previous day's quote):
...The second example is on the (part number) fuel transmitter installation. Drawing (I.D) sheet 5 view 1C7 zone B6 shows (part number) safety cable installed two places per flag note 1 C/T four bolt heads C/T the installation. A B-Nut at the fwd end of the transmitter is also supposed to be safetied per flag note 1 per zone C7 of the drawing, but if the two (part number) safety cables are installed C/T the four bolt heads per the noted view, then there is no place to safety the B-Nut to. View 1C7 shows safety wire leading from a corner of the B-Nut downward, but there is nothing there to attach it to. What does shop do in this situation? Contact engineering to fix the drawing or have QA write a tag to get the drawing fixed? No. They "MRB (Material Review Board) it" themselves to save costs and schedule and install one safety cable C/T three bolt heads and then safety the B-Nut to the remaining bolt. Ingenious disposition, but now if the safety cable breaks, three bolts will loosen, leaking much more fuel than if only two bolts were loose in the per drawing installation. Remember, this is the safety cable that has no crimping standards per item 42 above, so breakage is more likely than .XXX" diameter cable that has crimping standards, assuming I, the likely only inspector who inspects crimps on .XXX" safety cable installations, inspected all the .XXX"diameter safety cable installations, which I didn’t. Please have us fix this unauthorized installation substitution. If the way the shop has "MRB’d it" is O.K. with the real engineers, as I’m sure it will be due to cost, and not safety being their main driving agenda these days (see item 42 above), please have them authorize it on the drawing. I told (a fellow inspector) about this problem yesterday, and, as he blindly still believes somewhat in the FAA-approved Quality System, he may be trying to get engineering to fix it. He probably won’t have any luck, however. Please light a fire under our engineer’s asses on this, the same high intensity fire that will result if the three noted bolts come loose due to unauthorized MRBing of installations by shop mechanics and line QA, inherent high vibration in the area, and item 42 above.
The Last Inspector