Boeing slammed in oversight report on Dreamliner design flaws

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The US House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure launched a 238-page report which detailed a number of missteps by Boeing within the growth of the troubled 737 Max.

The report comes as regulators are getting nearer to recertifying the planes. The 737 Max has been grounded since March 2019, after two deadly crashes that killed 346 folks.

The report discovered that Boeing prioritised income over security and detailed “disturbing cultural issues” regarding worker surveys displaying some skilled “undue pressure” because the producer raced to complete the airplane to compete with rival Airbus.

“They were the horrific culmination of a series of faulty technical assumptions by Boeing’s engineers, a lack of transparency on the part of Boeing’s management, and grossly insufficient oversight by the FAA – the pernicious result of regulatory capture on the part of the FAA with respect to its responsibilities to perform robust oversight of Boeing and to ensure the safety of the flying public”, the report stated.

Boeing not too long ago found flaws on some 787 Dreamliners, prompting inspections which have slowed deliveries of the plane.