Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787

Number 26709
Subject Aviation
Source Al Jazeera English
State
Year 2014
Publication Date September 10, 2014; November 18, 2014
Summary Jumping off from the battery failures that caused an unprecedented grounding of the 787 fleet in January 2013, "Broken Dreams" explores how Boeing's signature product went so wrong and reveals fresh revelations regarding the safety and quality of the aircraft, including workers afraid to fly the plane they build. "Broken Dreams" ties the well-known story of the battery failures and grounding to a larger, unexplored economic critique. It's the story of a management hungry for Wall Street returns, emboldened by its outsized power in Washington, and enabled by a cozy relationship with a compromised regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Keywords airplanes; boeing; battery; failures
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