Tuesday, February 04, 2014


(h/t Mike Malloy)

Boeing's decision to have a plant in South Carolina is backfiring badly, the Seattle Times points out:
Since late last year, Boeing 787 Dreamliner fuselage sections from North Charleston, S.C., have arrived at the Everett final assembly line seriously incomplete with wiring and hydraulics lines missing, according to multiple sources in the factory.

It turned out that six wires in a bundle of about 50 in the mid-fuselage were not connected, even though the paperwork from Charleston showed the work complete. The loose connectors were still hanging with zip-tied plastic bags around them.

Several workers said that one plane on the line today has nearly 2,000 incomplete jobs -- including wiring and hydraulics -- that were supposed to have been done in the Charleston plant but were not.

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