This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report.
(PSD's QA Manual definition of a Close Tolerance hole) I would dare anyone to find a division of the Boeing Company that has so tight a tolerance for C/T holes! And most of our mechanics, in a "drill off" for the best quality holes with other Boeing divisions, with their lives in the balance, using the same equipment and materials, would no longer exist after the competition...
(Comment on PSD Close Tolerance hole QA manual statement that inspection of non-close tolerance holes (as defined by PSD differently from other divisions for some reason--likely to let PSD mechanics "self-inspect" their own drilling, for efficiency over quality and safety reasons only, (although they are not required to measure them to see if they meet requirements) of "non-close tolerance holes" on critical strut (pylon) and engine retaining structure that would be critically tight tolerance holes at both the Everett and Renton factories and would be required to be inspected for obvious reasons) is "optional" for QA):
...Of course, every inspection at PSD is optional, no matter how critical, per our QA Management, so this is a redundant statement.
The Last Inspector