The new Boeing 787 is garbage and it is garbage because Boeing – not the Japanese Lithium battery manufacturer – is garbage.
A lot of thinking has gone in to Manufacturing processes by today’s modern Corporations. Companies like John Deere and most certainly Boeing have high priced engineers with massive quantities of college degrees go around to other firms that supply them with critical or high value products used in their production processes to make sure the best of all possible practices are being used by that supplier.
This narrative I’m seeing in the American News that “oh, poor Boeing got duped by those nasty, sloppy Japanese” is 100% pure horseshit.
If you think Boeing just sat there in the Jet Factory waiting to rip open a box of batteries (that could bring down an entire jet full of people) once they arrived from Japan, only to promptly pop the batteries in the Jet’s engines – without further thought - and slam the cargo bay door shut your nuts! Boeing is ultimately ENTIRELY to blame for the malfunctions with the 787.
But hey, they effectively have a monopoly on commercial jet construction in America, what the hell do they care? After all, what’s a person to do? Throw together a company here in the United States to compete with Boeing on quality? PFffft, I don’t think so.