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Boeing says workers skipped required tests on 787 but recorded work as completed

Source: Ars Technica

Article note: The modern executive refrain, "_I_ didn't engage in any malfeasance, I just created conditions in which every supplier and employee in the intentionally diffuse web of accountability could _choose_ to engage in malfeasance, or choose to be unemployed." We really need to find a way to prosecute that behavior before our society collapses.
An American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on a runway.

Enlarge / An American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner preparing to take off at Barcelona-El Prat Airport in Spain on May 1, 2024. (credit: Getty Images | NurPhoto )

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether Boeing failed to complete required inspections on 787 Dreamliner planes and whether Boeing employees falsified aircraft records, the agency said this week. The investigation was launched after an employee reported the problem to Boeing management, and Boeing informed the FAA.

"The FAA has opened an investigation into Boeing after the company voluntarily informed us in April that it may not have completed required inspections to confirm adequate bonding and grounding where the wings join the fuselage on certain 787 Dreamliner airplanes," the FAA said in a statement provided to Ars today.

The FAA said it "is investigating whether Boeing completed the inspections and whether company employees may have falsified aircraft records. At the same time, Boeing is reinspecting all 787 airplanes still within the production system and must also create a plan to address the in-service fleet." The agency added that it "will take any necessary action—as always—to ensure the safety of the flying public."

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