Boeing is a great American company and one our largest exporters, frequently behind a large percentage of America’s trade with other countries in terms of dollars. Therefore, it seems our Leftist media wants to damage it forever after the 737 Max 8 affair. China is also pushing to replace much of Boeing’s global market share with its upstart indigenous aircraft production.
Today the New York Times published a lengthy report detailing alleged shoddy production and safety problems at one of Boeing’s manufacturing facilities that assembles the 787 Dreamliner, arguable the most efficient airliner in the skies today.
After interviewing more than a dozen current and former employees of the Boeing facility, which makes the 787 Dreamliner, and reviewing “hundreds of pages of internal emails, corporate documents and federal records,” The New York Times reported on Saturday that the newspaper’s investigation “reveals a culture that often valued production speed over quality,” reported CNBC.
Boeing didn’t take kindly to the obviously biased reporting.
“Boeing South Carolina teammates are producing the highest levels of quality in our history,” Kevin McAllister, Boeing’s head of commercial airplanes, said in a statement. “I am proud of our teams’ exceptional commitment to quality and stand behind the work they do each and every day,” wrote the NYT.
“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,” wrote Brad Zaback, the vice president and general manager of Boeing’s 787 program in a memo to employees published by CNBC.
If you read the entire report put out by the New York Times, you can see that eventually the pro-union agenda comes out in the article. Perhaps this is why the ‘Paper of Record’ decided to hit one of America’s best companies when it is down.
“North Charleston was ideal in many ways. South Carolina has the lowest percentage of union representation in the nation, giving Boeing a potentially less expensive work force… “They didn’t want us bringing union employees out to a nonunion area,” said David Kitson, a former quality manager, who oversaw a team responsible for ensuring that planes are safe to fly. “We struggled with that,” said Mr. Kitson, who retired in 2015. “There wasn’t the qualified labor pool locally.” Another former manager, Michael Storey, confirmed his account, wrote the NYT.