Old 14th Mar 2019, 22:46
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CONSO
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
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And now about Boeing wunnerful quality control from WSJ- off this topic but IMO does fit in with this mess. CEO and several PR and mid management types need "to spend more time with family" PR code for brass being FIRED !

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Ben Kesling in Washington andDoug Cameron in Chicago
March 14, 2019 3:45 p.m. ET
The U.S. Air Force has lost confidence in Boeing Co.’s BA -1.02% ability to maintain quality control over a new aerial refueling tanker it is building, with a senior Pentagon official saying Thursday that it could take at least a year to rebuild trust in the program.
The tanker problems predate this week’s crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner being flown by Ethiopian Airlines, resulting in a global grounding of the passenger jet following an earlier crash of the same aircraft model last year.Boeing delivered the first of the KC-46A Pegasus tankers in January, more than a year late, after a series of production and design problems left the aerospace company nursing $3.5 billion in losses on the initial $4.9 billion contract.The Air Force then suspended deliveries in February after finding tools and other debris left in some jets, prompting a sharp rebuke from defense chiefs.
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