Boeing engineer: 787 Dreamliner aircraft should be grounded

According to The Guardian, Salehpour, who has been working as an engineer at Boeing for over 10 years, spoke at a U.S. Senate panel about the safety allegations facing the company.

Salehpour claimed that there is “no safety culture” at Boeing and that employees who raise concerns are “ignored, marginalized, threatened, and sidelined.”

Salehpour alleged that the fuselages of the 787 Dreamliner aircraft produced by Boeing are improperly connected, affecting over 1000 aircraft currently in service, and he argued that this could lead to malfunctions over time.

Calling on Boeing to ground all 787 aircraft for inspection, Salehpour stated that some parts of the fuselage could break apart after thousands of flights, potentially costing hundreds of lives.

Former Boeing engineer Ed Pierson, who testified at the hearing, alleged that after the cabin panel explosion triggering the latest safety crisis, “the crime was covered up.”

Allegations of the unsafe nature of 787 Dreamliner aircraft Engineer Sam Salehpour had claimed that “the fuselage parts of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner passenger aircraft are improperly connected, have the possibility of breaking apart during flight, and are not safe.”

Boeing spokesperson Paul Lewis had argued that this situation has no impact on the aircraft’s durability or safety.

Following the allegations, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) initiated an investigation.

Former Boeing employee Barnett was found dead in his car John Barnett, a former Boeing employee who raised concerns about the quality of the company’s products, was found dead in his car on March 11th.

Barnett had claimed in 2019 that there was a production flaw in most of the systems that automatically deploy oxygen masks above passenger seats in the event of a sudden drop in cabin pressure in “787 Dreamliner” passenger aircraft.

source: prepared by Melisa Beğiç

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