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The Whistle-Blowers at Boeing

The Whistle-Blowers at Boeing

Update: 2019-04-238
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After two crashes of Boeing 737 Max jets, regulators and lawmakers began asking whether competitive pressure may have led the company to miss safety risks, like an anti-stall system that played a role in both crashes. In reporting that story, our colleagues began to look into whether the problems extended beyond the 737 Max. Guest: Natalie Kitroeff, a business reporter for The New York Times, spoke with John Barnett, a former quality manager at Boeing. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Omar Waite

Great story. Been in aviation for 20+ years. I understand the pressure and understand how not cleaning up a work spaces can cause a mishap. Most people who are not associated with aviation don't understand the critical importance of cleaning up the work area on a plane which is why you have quality assurance programs to verify space are cleaned. After closing panels with bits and pieces bouncing around it could cause issues with flight controls. All it takes is one time for the swiss cheese holes to align and you have a crash. Also just because the isn't a record of mishaps doesn't mean things aren't going on behind the scenes to get thing in shape. Maintainers at airlines are under the gun to get a bird in the air for the next flight were don't have time to take it up when it will be fixed already and management isn't writing to the OEM top complain

Apr 25th
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Patrick Whitaker

Weakest stroy I've heard you folks produce.. Heavy implication and zero substance. Lost a little respect for you guys listing to this episode

Apr 23rd
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Chay Weaver

So little substantiation to the claims this episode has - poor investigative reporting. I love the Daily but your primary resource in this episode has not even been with The Boeing Company in YEARS. Come on guys, you are better than this! Stick to what you are best at - the truth! The fear mongering from such unsubstantial data in this episode is something I'm sad to hear in the Daily. One of the safest and most comfortable ways to travel in mankind history is the 787 dreamliner. I promise there are MASSIVE quantities of data to support that claim.

Apr 23rd
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The Whistle-Blowers at Boeing

The Whistle-Blowers at Boeing