Japan's Civil Aviation Bureau and the FAA pay a visit to Kyoto-based GS Yuasa, which provided...

Japan's Civil Aviation Bureau and the FAA pay a visit to Kyoto-based GS Yuasa, which provided the lithium-ion batteries that malfunctioned in two Boeing (BA) 787 jets. The investigation is also set to take in a United Tech (UTX) unit that builds the Dreamliner's auxiliary power unit and Meggitt PLC subsidiary Securaplane Technologies, a Tucson company that makes the charger for the batteries.

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  • thomas85225
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    787 Dreamliner has suffered its 4,5, 6............ technical problem this week, 1-17-2013


    Boeing had similar problems on the 737-700 in 1997, 767 export tanker
    No management, No leadership, No inspection, Quality Assurance , No training workforce due to the 1993-1996 laid off where 37% of the workforce was laid off alone with 8900 of Boeing best people took the golden handshake and retire
    Phil Condit who was the General Manager of the 777 program division and was the only hand on manager at boieing in many ways
    The 787 is not the first program to be outsource to other aerospace company and supplier
    the KC-135A in 1957, 747 in 1969, 757 &767 in 1972, 737NC in 2005, 777 in 1991 Leaking fuel lines and battery fire are just a normal day for the 787 and it only Friday
    So was John Candy Dodge in the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles
    See The Seattle Times history file for 787 problems for the last 4 years on 787
    1.Boeing knew better to use multiple cells high-capacity lithium ion battery dating back to 2007
    2.The main power distribution panels suffered electrical faults traced to flawed circuit boards, The panels were supplied to Boeing by United Technologies, the circuit boards were produced by a subcontractor in Mexico. Where is the FAA who name is on the FAA 8110-3 form and Boeing QA buy off ?
    3.The lost of 40 gallons of fuel from the left wing is pilot or ground crews errors due to a open value
    4.The 787 has had computer brake problems too, http://bit.ly/VVTPMw
    5.Fuel leak from 11-2012 due to missing O-ring and lock wire on the engine fuel lines,
    Hopefully all these problems where on non smoking flight
    6.a spider-web like crack appearing in a 787 cockpit windshield
    7.Engine oil leak




    Boeing has been building and assembling aircrafts since 1916
    May be Boeing could offer Firestone 500 Tires for the 787 too


    It took 40 minute to put out the battery fire that with fire trucks and 50 fire fighters (there two battery on the 787)
    Well the 787 has under design wing box with a band-aid fix, the aircraft is overweight from 9.8 tons to 4 tons overweight
    Engine half SHAFT problems
    Workmen ship problems with fasteners, wiring, missing o-ring on the fuel lines and missing lock wire on fuel lines
    55 of the first 70 had to be rework,
    The first 40 787 lost configuration and had to be park
    The first 40 787 cost 32 BILLIONS
    Boeing took 844 orders for the 787 and will need to sell 1100 to break even
    Boeing said its would assemble one 787 every three days, Boeing should have deliver 300 to 400 787 to date
    Boeing has delivery 50 787 in the late 4 years
    Some airlines have cancel or delay their orders for 787
    Boeing is writing late fee and perform shortfall checks to the airline
    Boeing sold 111 747-8 and delivery 36 and 4 cancellations
    The 747-8 is two years late and 2.04 Billion over budgets
    The 747-8 wing is overweight alone with the aircraft causing the aircraft to miss its perform guarantee


    The FAA has know about the problems with lithium ion battery for a few years see
    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Federal Aviation Administration, 14 CFR Part 25
    [Docket No. NM375 Special Conditions No. 25-07-10-SC]
    Boeing should just reinstalled the older type battery in there aircrafts
    In the old day aircraft had a four man crews, pilot copilot, flight engineer and navigation
    Boeing should add a Dentist to the flight crew or a Boeing spokesperson, leaking fuel lines and fire in the batty, are just minors teething problems nothing to worries about for a ETOPS 330min extended operations aircraft but has the FAA ever ETOPS the passengers for 330 min
    The Airship Hindenburg disaster was cause by static electricity and the Titanic's was only a few pieces of ice too
    There will be teething problems, yes, minor teething problems." Now its growing pains
    But the Boeing Dental Plan will cover these teething problems will 787 is going to be toothless soon
    but the 787 will gums its thought it teething problems, Installing engines, fuel lines, Wiggins fuel line connectors , installing o-ring, tightening fuels connectors and lock wire is aircraft 101 that been around since the 707 dating back to 1958 or the Wright brother of 1903
    "Lefty-loosey, Righty-tighty"
    The lazy-B call this Phenomenon is known as a learning curve, Manufacturer learns how to do things better and faster as they move further along in production.
    May be for Boeing in Seattle,
    But Boeing has been building and assembling aircrafts since 1916
    But in California it call the Lemon laws
    The FAA call it’s a Fine
    The real world known this as The Lazy-B will not assemble any aircrafts before its Whine
    The Airlines call its cancellation of their orders or time to stop believing in Boeing BS and buy from Airbus
    That why new aircraft program have a 18 to 24 months flight test programs
    but passengers may still want to carry a Parachute, and the life vest is under the seat
    Disneyland or Six Flag or Universal studios may wanted to buy some 787’s as “E” ticket ride
    The Airport movies of the 1970’s that using a 747 now can be remade using a 787
    Not to worries Boeing will hire another sell guy to fix the problems
    Boeing's new jet boss Ray Conner a born salesman
    Who got 60,000 of Boeing Stock
    Jim Albaugh got 57 millions to leave Boeing
    All this money, bonus and stocks Boeing could hire a Quality Teams to inspected the aircrafts before its leave the factory and before its made the News and the FAA Fine Boeing again
    But each time Boeing has egg on their face they start speaking French but Airbus has fix their problems and the A380 has 262 order and 103 delivery
    the 787 has been in the new for 4 years now with workmanships issues and production problems and 50 delivery
    Read more: Where Is Boeing’s CEO? - 24/7 Wall St.


    21 Jan 2013, 04:09 PM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
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    before the problems with 787 its was 737-700 and the export tanker


    Southwest Unfazed By Delay -- Airline Expects 737-700 Delivery `Pretty Darned Close' To Schedule
    By Stanley Holmes
    Seattle Times Business Reporter
    Southwest Airlines, which was set to receive the first batch of
    737-700s this month, says it is not concerned about Boeing's production delays.
    The Dallas-based, low-cost carrier still expects to receive its first of 63 new 737s by the end of October. It plans to receive four of them during the fourth quarter of 1997.
    "I think we're very much in sync with the contract terms," said Gary Kelly, vice president of finance for Southwest. "Hopefully, they'll be able to live up to that."
    Kelly said Boeing had told them a month ago that its factories were running near full capacity and to expect some modest delays. Southwest expects Boeing to deliver the new aircraft "pretty darned close to what they estimated."
    Boeing's record and the fact that it delivered four 737-300s on time in September ease any concerns among Southwest executives, Kelly said.
    Southwest still is working on the delivery schedule for 1998. Boeing is scheduled to deliver 21 737-700s to Southwest next year, roughly two a month.
    "There's been some slippage," Kelly said, "but we're talking about weeks, not months."
    Boeing yesterday announced plans to immediately stop production for 20 days on the 747 and to delay the final assembly of the new version of its 737 airplanes.
    Boeing officials blame parts shortages and certification problems for most of the production delays.
    Robert Dryden, executive vice president for airplane production, said the new version of the 737 airplanes now in production will continue to move through the factory and parts will be installed as they become available. But he added that no new 737-700s will enter final assembly for 25 days.
    Dryden acknowledged that engineers were having problems fixing the planes' horizontal stabilizer, which was too flexible, causing some vibration. Making changes and obtaining new parts will delay certification for the 737-700.
    Southwest executives say they are not concerned about the certification delays.
    "It appears all of the issues have been resolved to (Federal Aviation Administration) and to Boeing's satisfaction," said Gary Barrons, chief operating officer for Southwest. "It should not be a problem whatsoever."


    Boeing has 31 violations and has pay 31.5 Billion in fine




    Japan rejects 767 tanker Dispute over certification delays new jet's delivery
    By Michelle Dunlop / Herald Writer
    EVERETT - A fully built Boeing Co. 767 refueling tanker remains parked at an airfield, waiting to be delivered.


    But Boeing's customer, Japan, won't take the tanker as is. And Boeing officials aren't saying why exactly.


    A recently published article in a defense journal suggests that Boeing has hit a snag in convincing Japan that its first 767 tanker meets the necessary standards and certifications.


    "The airplane is ready to go," said Bill Barksdale, spokesman for Boeing's tanker program. "We've got a customer that needs a tanker. We're working with our customer to get it delivered."


    At the heart of the debate is Federal Aviation Administration certification for a valve that controls air circulation in the tanker, Inside Defense reported, citing FAA documents. Boeing altered the valve when it modified its FAA-certified commercial 767 jet into a refueling tanker. The agency has yet to sign off on the new device.


    Boeing is quick to point out that it isn't seeking full aircraft certification from the FAA. Instead, the company seeks military qualifications with limited FAA involvement, Barksdale said. The tanker already meets Boeing's qualification process for military aircraft - aircraft that aren't certified typically through the FAA.


    Barksdale declined to comment on whether Japan is seeking compensation for the delay. Boeing initially planned to deliver the first tanker to Japan in February.


    The bigger concern for Boeing, perhaps, is how the glitch will affect its bid to win a multibillion-dollar contract supplying the U.S. Air Force with refueling tankers. In April, Boeing handed over to the Air Force its proposal to use tankers based on its Everett-built 767 jet. It faces competition from partners Northrop Grumman and European Aerospace Defence and Space Co., the parent company of rival planemaker Airbus.


    Industry analyst Scott Hamilton downplayed Boeing's trouble with Japan's tanker.


    "There's no doubt in my mind that Boeing will solve this issue," Hamilton said.


    The issue has been isolated to a minor component, not a major structure like a wing box, he said.


    Japan's air force has ordered four 767 tankers from Boeing, as has Italy's military, which hasn't yet taken delivery of its planes.


    To build the tankers, Boeing is taking its commercial 767s and modifying the jets in Wichita, Kan. That's where the tanker destined for Japan now sits.


    Barksdale says Boeing is learning lessons from its problem with the Japan tanker that will help the company should it secure the Air Force contract.


    "It's going to be a smoother process," he said.


    If it wins the Air Force contract, the company will streamline the process, with Everett workers building a tanker version of the 767-200 Longer Range freighter and the company's employees in Wichita installing military refueling systems. The Air Force plans to announce the winner of the tanker bid later this year.


    Although the timing of Boeing's tanker trouble couldn't be worse, Hamilton doesn't foresee it hurting Boeing's chances with the U.S. Air Force contract.


    "This is a hiccup, maybe an embarrassment at most," he said.
    21 Jan 2013, 04:14 PM Reply Like
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