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BOEING cost cuts kill hundreds

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Oh the joys of globalisation and corporations forever seeking a cheaper source of Labour, that is if you didnt get on one of these flights.


It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.

The Max software -- plagued by issues that could keep the planes grounded months longer after U.S. regulators this week revealed a new flaw -- was developed at a time Boeing was laying off experienced engineers and pressing suppliers to cut costs.
Increasingly, the iconic American planemaker and its subcontractors have relied on temporary workers making as little as $9 an hour to develop and test software, often from countries lacking a deep background in aerospace -- notably India.

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Boeing's stock price continues to defy gravity despite all this bad news. British Airways used the opportunity to order 200 of the - allegedly - dodgy aircraft. It is such an important company to the US, and to the big banks who have invested in it, that no amount of cheap programmes from India will stop it.

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No, this story is BS.

Boeing sold a ~$100bln of planes to India.

Part of pork barrell was Boing promise to bootstrap/employ a lot of Indian software people.

No problems, they jsut shoved the price o nthe contract.

SO, the Boing Indian contractor, HCL, flew in 100s of Indians who sat in a special room doing 'stuff'

Some of it might have been useful. Some of it might have been shit.

None of the software got anywhere near the plane.

It was all off line testing software.

The Indians got a chance to say worked for Boing on their CV.

Boeing sold a lot of planes.

The HCL people did not touch any plane avionics.


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