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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: JoseGarcia
Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Boeing was supposed to take over, but after the dust settled, the MD culture ended up taking over. Boeing went from ground breaking engineering, to cutting every dime they could, and trying to do everything as cheaply as possible.
Turning things around isn't going to be easy, or cheap. They are going to have to accept that they're going to have to spend some money.
originally posted by: Stupidsecrets
I would like to hear Boeing's side of it. I'm sure there is plenty of blame to go around on both sides. One issue I know is a problem on everything the Government does is piss poor requirements. Not only poor, but also changing requirements after the project is well under way.
When that happens a massive array of new issues emerge. The new requirements don't work with what was already developed or they have to go through some tortured approach to make it work.
Not saying Boeing is innocent just that I know there is a lot more going on this General is not divulging. Boeing though has a lot of leverage. Not much competition. They can basically tell the General to stick it where the sun don't shine.
originally posted by: kwakakev
i would not be happy being CEO of Boeing either. 140 000+ employees, a top heavy executive board, numerous projects drenched in complexity. Where do you draw the line between the right stuff and bureaucratic bloat?
Getting the right design for a safe and capable plane has a long history of aircrash investigations. So many little things can get easily missed. All the arguments over what widget goes where. All the politics between the good engineers and those claiming credit for it. All the competition from competing companies and todays global landscape of war.
I would be pissed too, walking with a big hatchet.