Boeing Says NY Times Story Paints 'Skewed And Inaccurate Picture'

Brad Zaback, vice president and general manager of Boeing's 787 Program, sent an email Saturday to all South Carolina employees.

In part it read, "A story that posted in today's New York Times, however, paints a skewed and inaccurate picture of the program and of our team here at Boeing South Carolina. This article features distorted information, rehashing old stories and rumors that have long ago been put to rest. I want all BSC teammates to know that we invited the New York Times to visit Boeing South Carolina once they contacted us, so that they could see first-hand the great work that is done here. They declined this invitation. The allegations of poor quality are especially offensive to me because I know the pride in workmanship that each of you pours into your work every day...It's unfortunate and disappointing that the New York Times chose to publish this misleading story. This story, however, does not define us. Our company and our customers recognize the talent, skill and dedication of this excellent Boeing South Carolina team that works together to assemble and deliver incredible airplane." 

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Ayelet Wolf 7 months ago Member's comment

What did the NY Times story say?

Harry Goldstein 7 months ago Member's comment

TalkMarkets has a much more extensive article about the New York Times story here:

Barry Glassman 7 months ago Member's comment

Link is in the above article. The article title should tell you all you need to know: "Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet."

And the subhead: "Workers at a 787 Dreamliner plant in South Carolina have complained of defective manufacturing, debris left on planes and pressure to not report violations."

Scary! What has happened to America quality.

Farah Kincaid 7 months ago Member's comment

Yes, one quote by one of the #Boeing technicians working on the plane were particularly concerning: "I’ve told my wife that I never plan to fly on it,” he said. “It’s just a safety issue.”

When the people who BUILD the plane won't fly on it, that really tells you something. If you haven't shorted $BA yet, it's time to.