I haven't posted for a while, so I thought I would post a comment I made on an article at The Seattle Times as a blog. In case you don't know it, you can frequently read my writing in many comments of mine on articles of note about Boeing. Without further ado:
Fantastic news! Up to 550 lives are potentially saved per hull loss crash for every 777 not delivered replaced by an Airbus plane! The holidays have come early this year for those of us that care about the lives of passengers and crew on these airplanes!
There are many good workers that will be laid off with every inspector or manager who should be in prison rather than at Boeing, but with thousands of potential lives saved versus thousands of people forced to look for other employment the choice is clear--save the lives, lose the jobs, at least temporarily!
Some Boeing workers' inconvenience, even over the holidays, is well worth the risk reduction of passengers and crews in the world fleet and lives saved that will result by fewer numbers of garbage quality Boeing airplanes delivered.
We can only hope that it isn't a temporary reduction of Boeing production and that Airbus ends up delivering their actually inspected and fixed before delivery airplanes in the place of the undelivered defect riddled Boeing planes. Us Boeing Propulsion System inspectors didn't say "they are pushing garbage out the door" for nothing when I was one of the few inspectors there that actually did our critical jobs over the objections of our corrupt management.
This is the best that can be hoped for until the company goes T/U so badly that all management at Boeing behind the ongoing QA fraud there is replaced by completely independent professionals. Only once that management is replaced and Boeing airplanes finally begin to be inspected as required before delivery can anyone dare to fly on those inspected line numbers.
May as well scrap the rest. Just like you can't fix stupid, there is no way to inspect quality into an uninspected airplane after delivery. Too many critical structures, systems, and holes are covered up. It would be cheaper to buy a new inspected and conforming airplane than it would be to pull all of the fasteners out of an airplane, inspect each part for conformity, fix all discrepancies found, and re-assemble and test it. A minimum of 750 people have died because of Boeing QA fraud. No more, no matter how many Boeing workers get laid off. They can work with pride at Walmart instead of being part of what is a criminal enterprise built on fraud and death.
And that is just one of the reasons Boeing should be thrown on the ash heap of history. Another major one is Boeing's theft and outsourcing and selling DOD technology to our potential enemies. Add to that the "minor" frauds Boeing management engages in that doesn't kill anyone, like environmental, discrimination, government contracting, investment, supplier, and other frauds that Boeing bilks billions out of its customers with. You could have more pride in your work working for Al Capone or Bernie Madoff. SMH.
The Last Inspector