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Flawed 787 Parts

Prosecutors say Italian firm produced 4,000 flawed parts for Boeing

MILAN (Reuters) - An Italian supplier at the centre of recent industrial snags on the 787 Dreamliner airplane produced more than 4,000 non-compliant parts destined for Boeing Co over five years, a preliminary report from Italian prosecutors shows.

Initial results of an investigation launched earlier this year suggest that Manufacturing Process Specification (MPS), or its now-bankrupt predecessor company Processi Speciali, produced flawed parts between 2016 and 2021, according to the document.

According to the report, seen by Reuters, the suspect titanium parts made it into 35 Boeing 787 fuselages.

It added that the Brindisi-based supplier also made parts for the Boeing 767, a freighter model which is now also used as the basis for a U.S. Air Force tanker.

Boeing declined direct comment on the prosecutors' document, parts of which were first reported by Italian daily Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno. It reiterated, however, that airworthiness had not been affected.

"While our assessment is ongoing, this does not present an immediate safety of flight concern," a spokesperson said.

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Boeing hires the lowest cost monkeys they can find. Some of these monkeys think it's great fun to toss their booze bottles and ur----e into the cubby holes. So if your airplane smells like an old folks nursing home, that's why.

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Post ID: @2cbm+1ex3r2ML

There is no motivation to provide spec parts. If a supplier fails to live up to their contract, Boeing will acquire them for an obscene amount.

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Post ID: @1ebk+1ex3r2ML

The company is still paying for their decision to outsource most of the engineering for the 7872 suppliers. Profit margin’s have never been as good as when Boeing designed and manufactured the majority of the airplane parts. the suppliers don’t pass on cost savings. Just another example of poor management decisions that have been destroyed the company.

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Post ID: @xkp+1ex3r2ML

Flawed Boeing parts and processes... This is just the tiny tip of the Boeing iceberg. The best of the unimaginable is yet to be discovered.

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Post ID: @zae+1ex3r2ML

Italians are well known grifters, never buy their products. You want quality, go with the germans.

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