Some Dreamliner recipients including KLM Royal Dutch, Etihad and Singapore Airlines have raised “unacceptable” production mistakes and poor quality, issues with the jets built at Boeing’s South Carolina plant.
Airlines Citing some leaked documents, The Post and Courier reported the news on August 4.
In internal surveys carried out by Boeing when a plane, KLM highlighted several issues including loose nuts, a loose seat, an unsecured fuel line clamp, missing or wrongly installed cotter pins, and several other missing parts.
According to The Post and Courier, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines called the factory’s quality control “way below acceptable standards” for a 787-10 delivered at North Charleston in June. The plane included a special livery to celebrate the carrier’s 100th anniversary.
Workers says, that Boeing has been letting the mechanics to inspect their own work to speed up the production, is leading to repeated mistakes on the 787 Dreamliner production line in North Charleston.
However, Boeing, in a statement, said its customers “continue to express great confidence in the 787.”