Boeing (BA) shuffles a few executives around, naming 787 chief engineer Mike Sinnett vice...

Boeing (BA) shuffles a few executives around, naming 787 chief engineer Mike Sinnett vice president of product development and installing 777 chief engineer Bob Whittington as the Dreamliner's new chief project engineer. Of course the move has nothing to do with the Dreamliner's problems — it's merely "intended to give the people involved an opportunity to broaden their experience," CNBC says, summarizing a company memo. Three other executives are part of the shakeup.

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  • HackFab
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    Long BA
    27 Jul 2013, 10:02 AM Reply Like
  • wyostocks
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    "CNBC says." That is all one needs to know.
    27 Jul 2013, 11:59 AM Reply Like
  • keelfoot
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    It will turn out to be a good move. Quality assurance decisions belong in the hands of engineers, not bean counters. Hopefully that's what this is all about.
    27 Jul 2013, 02:30 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    My guess is that every day there's not a single manufacturer or line of aircraft that doesn't have a plane delayed, cancelled or diverted, somewhere in the world, because of some sort of "mechanical" problem. However, once the media gloms onto something, they try to make "news" out of every routine event.
    27 Jul 2013, 02:49 PM Reply Like
  • HackFab
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    In my 24 years of ATC experience (22 at a major US airport), aborted takeoffs, blown tires, stuck gear doors, faulty gear indications, emergency landings, engine shutdowns, bird strikes, smoke in the cockpit, and a plethora of other maladies (including medical emergencies/diversions) are all common. All are documented by the FAA. Most never get a mention in the media.


    Since retiring, I have worked 5 years for a contractor that provides ramp control services (at the same major airport). Every week there is some aircraft that needs to return to the gate because of some sort of mechanical issue. Most are fixed/cleared quickly. Others aren't.


    Have a safe flight.
    28 Jul 2013, 07:29 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    What about the CEO Jim Mcnerney
    and he buddies fron GE that on the board
    this include the Lazy-bee and cool-aid driker at boeing too


    Nothing to worries about
    It just a part of the teething pains of a new aircraft program that was started on 3-28-2003 and only 66 787 has been delivery to dated ( 52 747-8 in the last two years)
    There has been about dozens 787 that been report with problems for the mouth of July
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar Airways said on Friday it had taken one of its Boeing 787 Dreamliners out of service following what it described as a "minor" technical issue, as pressure mounted on the plane maker over possible new electrical problems with the advanced jet.
    India's aviation regulator said earlier it had started an investigation after an oven in a 787 operated by Air India overheated during a domestic flight, causing smoke.
    Boeing (BA) shares sank as much as 7% Friday when news broke about a fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the Ethiopian Airlines fleet.
    Unfortunately for Boeing, a second event over U.K. airspace led to a Boeing 787 making an unscheduled emergency landing the same day as Ethiopian Airlines


    1. Thomson Airways says Dreamliner forced to return to UK
    2. JAL 787 flight to Tokyo returns to Boston
    3. A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 that left Boston for Tokyo,
    return to Boston due to a possible pump problem, the company said, dismissing concerns of a new crisis for the planes.
    4. Ethiopian Airlines 787 line number 44
    The UK Air Accident Investigation branch has published a Special Bulletin regarding the Ethiopian Airlines 787 incident at Heathrow last Friday at
    5 . On Tuesday, a Japan Airlines 787 returned to Haneda shortly after takeoff because of a problem in its deicing system.




    6 . In the latest incident, the ANA jet was preparing to depart Yamaguchi Ube Airport on a flight to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Wednesday morning but the crew was unable to start the right engine.



    Boeing will replace its top management this make about the 4th time Boeing has make a adjustment in its management of the 787 program
    Jim Albaugh, Michael (Mike) B. Bair. Allen, Mulally, Larry Loftis
    Business & Technology | Boeing switches 777, 787 program …


    Boeing need do this every Friday to discovery if it will run out of top management or 787s
    27 Jul 2013, 10:44 PM Reply Like
  • RocketPower
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    Until OEMs get serious about being realistic about product development life cycles, new aircraft teething problems will only become worse and worse.


    This is because schedules are derived from when is the next airshow as opposed to when the design can be feasibly completed with the appropriate degree of confidence.


    This is not just a Boeing issue, all OEMs are infected with this disease. A380, G650, 787, Legacy 500, CSeries,.. all months to years late.


    I'm not sure how this affects the stock price, but this is the core issue with OEMs leading to lack of profit (from redesign and retest) and reliability (due to rushed design) and I'm waiting for the one who will break this cycle. They will DESTROY the competition. Wait for this one, it will be the true leader.
    28 Jul 2013, 05:42 AM Reply Like
  • combie
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    The OEM's decided (by MBA management) that it is OK to do "risk based management" with no supporting data. In fact the data Boeing has say they should be doing full oversight at the supply base and they have done just the opposite. The bean counters control the company and just like the banks, will fail at some point. Just hope it is not to hard a fall.
    28 Jul 2013, 10:15 AM Reply Like
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