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What is Boeing Hiding?

A Boeing whistleblower says that the 787 Dreamliner planes could “break apart,” prompting an investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The whistleblower, Sam Salehpour, says he worked at Boeing for over a decade and that he submitted documents to the FAA showing that the fuselage can come apart in several places because the pieces are made “from different manufacturers, and they are not exactly the same shape where they fit together.” Like Ikea furniture!?

Boeing acknowledged that “manufacturing changes were made” but says that this has “no impact on durability or safe longevity of the airframe.” The company followed up by saying that it is “fully confident in the 787 Dreamliner,” adding that “these claims about the structural integrity of the 787 are inaccurate and do not represent the comprehensive work Boeing has done to ensure the quality and long-term safety of the aircraft.”

Salehpour claims that he reported issues during his tenure at Boeing and was retaliated against for doing so. Boeing denies that too. They say that they encourage workers to speak up when issues arise and that retaliation is “strictly prohibited.”

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