Analysis: Lengthy 787 probe, fixing problem, may cost Boeing dear

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jscott418 wrote:

A long delay will no doubt lead to assembly delays and probably idling the assembly of units until a fix is in place. One has to wonder how long before orders get cancelled? From what I have read so far, it seems maybe Boeing needed to do more testing on the battery design and it failed to do so. I suppose that Boeing pushed it along maybe a bit faster then it should? Its all about the money.

Jan 26, 2013 12:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fred5407 wrote:

Not being able to duplicate a problem in this amount of time, given the development time and the time since the failures is not acceptable. I know the FAA is one of the worst at foot dragging, and Boeing has about 3 time the Engineers it needs, which means you get one third the production, as engineers always have different methods. Put some standard aircraft batteries in and get the job done until you can sort out the problem with the new batteries. Aircraft batteries have been around for 80 years, so what is going on.

Jan 26, 2013 12:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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