This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report:This is one problem that (our QA supervisor) has appeared to fix, but I’ll bring it up to give you a further peek into the unethical world of BCAG. Our PIs (Production Illustrations) have had a general note to "adjust tubing" to meet drawing requirements. This note was put there to allow the mechanic to adjust clamps, add shims, or loosen and re-clock tube assys, C/T tubing installations. However, the tube shop interpreted it differently. To them it allowed them to bend any production tube they wanted to in order to make it fit, bypassing the required MRB process that would have required fabrication of an "-M" (Non-Conformance Record defined) tube, and the time consuming inspection of their tube bending on the NCO (Non-Conformance Order) that fabricated the tube. It saved them a lot of time, and the Company a lot of money, so every one, but a few inspectors like me, looked the other way. The problem with this? Tubes, bent to an unknown degree outside of engineering definition, with no inspection at all, documented or otherwise, of this illegal rework.
The Last Inspector