Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Boeing - sounds like it's broken
An amazing process it is to see. They build part of the main body upside down then flip it over to finish the job. Parts get trucked into the backside of the plant and finished airplanes come out the front to head to the paint shop across the road. Now with 2 million parts coming together you might think there'd be a lot of mistakes but the way they handle that is a big game of "mother may I". A foreman or supervisor lays out the job. Then the worker must wait for permission to begin. The job is done then the worker must wait for an inspector to check that the job is done right. Makes you wonder how they can complete a plane at all. I'm just glad I was a subcontractor and didn't have to follow those rules.