Transcript for New report raises concerns over Boeing Dreamliner jet
There are new concerns about Boeing jets this time involving a 787 dreamliner. A "The New York Times" report takes up claims of production of one of its plants. David Kerley is tracking the fallout. Good morning, George. Boeing reports earnings tomorrow but "The New York Times" raising serious quality concerns about its relative new plant in south Carolina. Reporter: This morning, "The New York Times" in its reporting claiming that speed of production appears to be valued more than quality at Boeing's South Carolina plant. As a result, the "Times" reports, faultily parts installed. Tools and metal shavings left inside near electrical systems and a loose bolt. A Boeing technician is so concerned he told the "Times," quote, I tell my wife I never plan to fly on it. We know about a ladder in the tail of a plane that likewise went up for a test flight. Another safety risk. We heard about chewing gum holding together the trim of a door being prepared for delivery. That's an allegation being investigated by the FAA. Reporter: The "Times" raises the question whether this report along with the issue on the 737 max which is still grounded after two crashes suggests Boeing is trying to produce too many aircraft too quickly. Boeing was quick to respond. The head of the South Carolina plant calling the allegations of poor quality, quote, especially offensive. Quality is the bedrock of who we are. The 787 was grounded for a time when it first entered service and there were two serious battery holds. There's never been a crash of a dreamliner. Boeing said it invited "The new York Times" to come to the south Carolina plant and take a look. It says, the company, that the "Times" declined that offer, George. Boeing is pushing back but there is have been questions raised about this production facility before? There have been. That's why Boeing says these are old stories and rumors put to rest in the past. Now, this is a nonunion shop in South Carolina. Most of Boeing's other plants are union. That's caused some friction within the company. David Kerley, thanks. We're going to turn to new
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