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Old 16th Oct 2017, 13:25
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More questionable parts on aircraft

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese suppliers to U.S. flight control systems maker Moog (MOGa.N) sold it poorly made parts, faked paperwork and outsourced work to a factory not approved by the company, according to an internal report by U.S. aviation regulators.
In a 9-page report dated Nov. 4, 2016 obtained by Reuters through a freedom of information request, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said 273 affected parts were installed in an unspecified number of Boeing 777 wing spoilers, which help slow a plane when coming in to land.

It did not identify the parts or say when they were installed. The FAA, Boeing (BA.N) and Moog said in the report and in emails to Reuters they posed no safety risk.


To be sure, it’s not just a Chinese issue. Shares in Japan’s Kobe Steel (5406.T), a supplier of aluminum and copper products used in aircraft and cars, plunged last week after it found numerous cases of data falsification, sending customers scrambling to check product safety.


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Old 18th Oct 2017, 00:58
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Fake paperwork, poor parts challenge China's aerospace boom- story by Reuters

By Brenda Goh

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese suppliers to U.S. flight control systems maker Moog sold it poorly made parts, faked paperwork and outsourced work to a factory not approved by the company, according to an internal report by U.S. aviation regulators.

In a 9-page report dated Nov. 4, 2016 obtained by Reuters through a freedom of information request, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said 273 affected parts were installed in an unspecified number of Boeing 777 wing spoilers, which help slow a plane when coming in to land.
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Old 18th Oct 2017, 01:03
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Can America's air safety watchdogs police aviation fraud?

By Victoria Mckenzie


A Crime Report investigation suggests that despite the sharp rebuke by the OIG earlier this year of FAA practices, ongoing attempts by a Chinese whistleblower to warn both authorities of a potential grave risk to the flying public continues to fall on deaf ears.

In 2016, a supply chain manager at Moog, a U.S. aerospace company that supplies flight control systems to Boeing, alerted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that he had discovered a Chinese subcontractor was producing improperly manufactured parts.

According to an FAA report obtained by The Crime Report, the agency investigated, but found no evidence of a violation.

Unsatisfied, the whistleblower, Chaosheng Shi, asked for a re-investigation.

During the second investigation, the regional FAA inspector found evidence that improperly manufactured parts had been installed in commercial Boeing 777s around the globe. The same subcontractor, according to the report, had outsourced other critical parts to an unapproved supplier.

What’s more, the subcontractor had fabricated production records.

Under the FAA’s own guidelines, when the agency finds evidence of “suspected unapproved parts” (SUPs), it is supposed to refer them to federal law enforcement agencies for a full examination.

But that didn’t happen.

Instead, despite the evidence produced during the second investigation, the FAA concluded that “all corrective actions have been taken. No further action is required.”
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Instead, despite the evidence produced during the second investigation, the FAA concluded that “all corrective actions have been taken. No further action is required.”
The FAA addresses air safety actions, not prosecuteable actions under tort laws
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Fake paperwork, poor parts challenge China's aerospace boom

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese suppliers to U.S. flight control systems maker Moog sold it poorly made parts, faked paperwork and outsourced work to a factory not approved by the company, according to an internal report by U.S. aviation regulators.

In a 9-page report dated Nov. 4, 2016 obtained by Reuters through a freedom of information request, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said 273 affected parts were installed in an unspecified number of Boeing 777 wing spoilers, which help slow a plane when coming in to land.
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Old 19th Oct 2017, 11:19
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Who’s Policing Counterfeit Airplane Parts?

By Victoria Mckenzie from The Crime Report| September 20, 2017

The Trials of a Whistleblower

A Crime Report investigation suggests that despite the sharp rebuke by the OIG earlier this year of FAA practices, attempts by a Chinese whistleblower to warn both authorities of a potential grave risk to the flying public continues to fall on deaf ears.

In 2016, a supply chain manager at Moog, a U.S. aerospace company that supplies flight control systems to Boeing, alerted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that he had discovered a Chinese subcontractor was producing improperly manufactured parts.

According to an FAA report obtained by The Crime Report, the agency investigated, but found no evidence of a violation.

Unsatisfied, the whistleblower, Chaosheng Shi, asked for a re-investigation.

During the second investigation, the regional FAA inspector found evidence that improperly manufactured parts had been installed in commercial Boeing 777s around the globe. The same subcontractor, according to the report, had outsourced other critical parts to an unapproved supplier.

What’s more, the subcontractor had fabricated production records.

Under the FAA’s own guidelines, when the agency finds evidence of “suspected unapproved parts” (SUPs), it is supposed to refer them to federal law enforcement agencies for a full examination.

But that didn’t happen.

Instead, despite the evidence produced during the second investigation, the FAA concluded that “all corrective actions have been taken. No further action is required.”
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 01:33
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OK, I'll ask the hard question: why did Moog not make the parts in country rather than import from China? (A few years ago, I had a few projects that involved Moog, and the stuff they provided to us was good ... so maybe I'm a bit bothered in a non objective way about this).
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Old 20th Oct 2017, 09:32
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Lonewolf 50 - Aircraft parts and engine parts made in China are being supplied at less than the COST of raw material in the west.


How is that even possible, raw materials have a well known and internationally agreed price? Unless....


(I hasten to add, that I recognise that is a sweeping generalisation, and not universally the case, however..)
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Old 25th Oct 2017, 09:23
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Not Just China

I have tried to attach an excerpt from a letter I have received a couple of days ago, from a major aero engine tier 1. It is with regard to the Kobe Steel revelations. Certain other aerospace tier 1's are burying heads in sand over the issue, and hiding behind the "Kobe tell us it's just aluminium car parts that are affected".. Really?? Like Volkswagen dodgy emissions were just restricted to the Passat model in North America??


My confidence in aerospace to Police itself over these matters, due to the potential scale and financial impact of the issue, is very low.


As a very smart man from Shell Aviation once told me many years ago - "If you think safety is expensive, wait until you kill people".
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Way to go charles for not accepting a weak response to an important issue............stay safe and alert.
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 08:47
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You'll have to get the nmedia to pick this one up - the Daily Mail perhaps - to get any official action
Would be nice, however, to have it picked up by serious media rather than a comic book full of and fake news.
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The apparent weak response to such an important matter is incomprehensible.
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Attention Charles Shi.

Mr. Shi,

What you are going through is called "regulatory capture." I've went through the same thing before with Boeing inspection fraud in Boeing's own factories.

Reporting anything to the FAA is the same as reporting it to Boeing. Boeing essentially runs the FAA to the extent they want. Us citizens are only an afterthought, if that.

Ali Bahrami, the just rehired (from a Boeing and other aviation industry lobbying position) FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety. Is one of the corrupt FAA officials that killed my report of massive QA fraud in Boeing factories that would have gotten Boeing's Production Certificate pulled if it was impartially investigated.

Despite my report asking for an investigation of my corrupt Boeing QA management that pressured inspectors like me not to actually inspect the work done on Boeing airplanes, the FAA refused to investigate Boeing QA management corruption at all, and only partially investigated some 5% of the systemic problems I reported to them in support of just how corrupted Boeing QA and engineering processes had become under Boeing management intentionally corrupting the QA system.

I should have went to the FBI and not the FAA. There are many key people at Boeing and the FAA that should be spending the rest of their lives behind bars for this purely greed driven FAA/Boeing fraud negating much of the safety of anyone flying on the resulting defect riddled Boeing planes that delivered that way due to this fraud.

Mr. Shi, comment on my latest post on my website if you wish to contact me. The reason the FAA is not actually fully and impartially investigating what you witnessed is that Boeing doesn't want them to. Boeing management is fine with defective parts on Boeing planes. Corrupt and coerced Boeing QA inspectors allow hundreds/thousands of just Boeing created defects to deliver on each Boeing plane. Corrupt Boeing management and their shills like Bahrami at the FAA believe that such very lucrative to Boeing QA fraud is fine as long as not enough airplanes crash because of it to get the attention of the public.
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Old 9th Nov 2017, 23:48
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Office of Inspector General of U.S. Department of Transportation send me an email 27/10/2017 saying: "An Investigator Is Analyzing Your Concern And Will Determine The Necessary Course Of Action."

I sincerely wish OIG could officially take action to investigate the FAA failure of oversight and demand a criminal investigation on the verified Chinese counterfeiter who is the single source last two years for a Single point of failure(SPOF) of Boeing B737 spoiler compromising some 500 B737 planes.
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Old 22nd Dec 2017, 02:56
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U.S.Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General response 05/12/2017

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Mr. Shi: Thank You For Your Follow-Up Correspondence Regarding Your Concerns. As Previously Stated, We Are Reviewing Your Concerns And Our Assistant Inspector General For Aviation And Special Program Audits Has Coordinated With The Federal Aviation Administration'S Office Of Audit And Evaluation. You Will Be Notified If The Oig Initiates An Inquiry Based On Your Concern, Or Forwards Your Concern To The Appropriate Regulatory Agency For Action Appropriate. Thank You For Your Patience.Sincerely, Us Dot/Oig,
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Podcasting on extraordinary air safety threat not removed due to FAA failure of oversight.


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Old 5th Jan 2018, 12:22
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Dear views, I uploaded 7 video clips presenting the extraordinary air safety threat on youtube at folder: charles shi FAA whitleblower, please go and watch.
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interview with Susan Lindauer

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Old 6th Feb 2018, 16:54
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Nothing Changes

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/dateline...ing-and-prayer

A lot of info on this one has disappeared off the net since I stumbled across it in 2010 but keep calm and carry on searching.

As usual The Tombstone Imperative may force action, but I doubt it.

Boeing Jets Part Scare

Thought I'd seen it somewhere before!

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Old 28th Feb 2018, 21:16
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NBC story on the counterfeiting Boeing safety parts

NBC released its story on the counterfeiting Boeing safety parts at

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investiga...475352673.html


For more serious criminal counterfeiting and violation compromising some 500 B737, please go and view at:


https://criminal.media/an-extraordin...-boeing-planes
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