Skip to comments.Boeing finds debris left in new 737 MAXes, now in storage
Posted on 02/19/2020 6:31:58 AM PST by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
Boeing recently discovered some of its stored 737 MAXes have foreign objects in the fuel tanks.
The entire fleet of 400+ newly produced but undelivered MAXes is being inspected.
Foreign objects, called foreign object debris (FOD) in aviation parlance, consist of tools or rags. FOD has been found in the fuel tanks of some MAXes. MAXes are stored at four locations in Washington State and in San Antonio (TX).
Its unlikely that the FOD inspections will delay recertification or testing of the MAX.
The FAA was informed by Boeing.
It takes up to three days to inspect each airplane, LNA is told. Fuel must be drained and vapors dissipated before the fuel tanks can be opened.
Its unclear what other areas of the airplane must be inspected.
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Well, when you’re a company that “celebrates diversity” over anything else, poor quality and terrible decisions are the result.
Get woke, go broke.
For the aircraft to get to be delivered, there are many company inspections along the way, including FAA inspections.
This was deliberate.
400+ airplanes that customers dont want? Thats gonna hurt.
Extraneous items in fuel tanks?
At this point, after all the attention, inspections and new flight training for the 737-MAX, I’d feel safer flying on one of those aircraft than anything else.
FOD in fuel tanks is inevitable. There will always be some in the tanks. But there is a limit to how much the strainers and filters can handle. BTW, the tank access hatches are very small. Typically the tank rats, as we called them, who get inside and work on the tanks are little guys less than 5’6” and 120 lbs.
The fact no one has been charged with 350+ counts of second degree murder and frogmarched to prison out of Boeing tells you all you need to know about how corrupt the system is.
The union label
When you are buying
That unions laughing
cause they have left some
Have I got a job for you...
“This was deliberate.”
I worked for two military contractors who made a deal with Tallahassee that they would hire hundreds of people off welfare. The welfare people were given a choice, work for the companies or lose welfare. The jobs were good. The pay and benefits were excellent. The workers were resentful of their forced choice and sabotaged the equipment costing the companies millions of dollars in recalls and rework. One wonders if the deal with the city was worth it.
I would say, yes, this sabotage was deliberate. Having visited Boeing in Seattle as part of a contract, I believe that a significant number of their employees have a concept that they are being “forced” to work. As bizarre as that sounds, that was how I would describe their attitude.
AIRBUS would be my first guess.
Other than Muilenberg? He did a damn good job of it. His $62M payoff is cheap compared to the damage he did.
told by whom?
These things go in waves; federal oversight gets lax and then tightens up big time. Generally things get lax after about 30 years when the old guys who know why they do all the tedious process and QC stuff retire.
Lax quality control seems to be a cultural thing at Boeing
my gosh, all aircraft have to be signed off by qualified inspectors.
With a signature or specific stamp indicating who the inspector was.
people need to be fired.
I am a former DoD QA aircraft/aerospace/electronics guy.
I worked at Grumman Aerospace befoe and after Northrop.
I have done FOD inspections on all sorts of airframes, space shuttle and ISS assemblies. This was ‘end of employment day’ stuff!
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