“KLM complains about poor quality control from Boeing”
“Amsterdam, Netherlands – Dutch flag carrier KLM has complained about the quality controls carried out at Boeing’s Charleston plant where some Dreamliners are produced.
“KLM said the quality control at the Boeing’s Charleston factory is far below the acceptable standards and the airline was concerned about the following deliveries, Dutch aviation news portal Luchtvaartnieuws.nl reports.
“KLM expressed its displeasure to Boeing after receiving its first 787-10 Dreamliner in June.”
“There are also some negative feedbacks from other airline operators who received their Deamliners from Charleston factory. Etihad, for instance, calls a recent delivery ‘very bad‘.”
“It is also known fact that Qatar Airways accepts the 787s produced in the Boeing’s Everett factory only,” by Airliner Watch.
“New FAA administrator says no timeline for return of Boeing 737 MAX planes”
“The new head of the Federal Aviation Administration wasted no time Monday [Aug. 12] in addressing his stance on when Boeing’s 737 MAX planes may return to the skies.
“Former Delta Airlines executive Stephen Dickson was sworn in as the FAA’s Administrator on Monday by U.S Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The agency has been without a confirmed administrator since January 2018.
“During the swearing-in ceremony, Dickson said the grounded 737 MAX jets ‘will not fly in commercial service until I am completely assured that it is safe to do so,'” by Tegna Staff, King 5 TV News, Seattle.