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  11 months ago

Prioritising profits over passenger safety? The case of Boeing

When Boeing first started manufacturing in 1916, it was known for its advanced aircraft. However, ten years later, after hundreds of records and interviews with former employees were revealed, the company culture is currently perceived as valuing speed over quality.
John Barnett, a former quality control engineer who worked at Boeing aircraft manufacturer for 32 years, says that “up to a quarter of oxygen systems may be defective and may not work properly. if necessary "

This is after the company is already amidst intense scrutiny following two fatal crashes involving one of its planes (737 Max). Both planes crashed minutes after taking off, resulting in hundreds of passengers’ dead. Investigators are still examining how the plane systems contributed to the crashes, and Barnett believes that it is just a matter of time until another accident happens again.

Barnett claims that management in Boeing are not concerned about safety, but rather about high production levels. This leads to new production lines being rushed and that results in compromising safety.
However, Boeing rejected these claims, explaining these problems have been solved and that every passenger oxygen system is tested and controlled with the highest levels of safety and quality.

What do you think about Barnett’s statements? Do you think Boeing is prioritizing profits over safety?

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Toluna Team


  11 months ago
Yeah it's priority is profit over safety


  11 months ago
I heard that Boeing CEO said that, Safety is not our Business Model.
Reported by Forbes.

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