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Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:10 PM

Boeing changes executive in charge of the 737 Max factory

CHICAGO — The executive who manages the Boeing 737 Max program and the Seattle-area factory where the now-grounded plane is built is retiring.

The manager, Eric Lindblad, said he planned to retire last summer, and a Boeing spokesman said Thursday that Lindblad’s decision was unrelated to two deadly accidents involving Max jets.

Lindblad has been in the job less than a year, taking over as Boeing struggled with shortages of engines and fuselages from suppliers. He has been with Boeing 34 years.

Lindblad will be replaced over the next several weeks by Mark Jenks, a vice president who oversees possible development of a new mid-size plane that would start flying around 2025. Jenks previously managed the Boeing 787, which was grounded in 2013 after batteries overheated on several planes.

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
Sneederbunk Friday #1
Wellstone ruled Friday #2
fescuerescue Friday #4
Blue_true Friday #6
maxsolomon Friday #7
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 01:44 PM

1. Good idea.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 02:49 PM

2. So they replace one

inept Manager with another inept manager. And we wonder why our Manufacturing is leaving. But,I guess it must be the Line Workers fault that bad Software from a outside Vendor created a problem. Oh and again it must have been a Line Worker who is at fault for Batteries over heating.

All of these issues were created by the Top Management trying to save a buck rather than save lives.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:21 PM

4. No one is blaming the line workers

The blame is being placed on the design and the outside vendor that created the problem.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:29 PM

6. Bingo. nt

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:36 PM

7. Do you know Mark Jenks?

Sounds like you do.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 06:20 PM

3. Sounds unrelated


This isn't a manufacturing defect, but rather a design defect. That's an important difference that most folks probably don't understand.

It's well understood that the design of 737 max has design defects. That design isn't done at the factory which this guy ran. Design is done under the division that researches and designs their products. As far as anyone can tell, the jets were manufactured according the design created.

Also he announced his retirement some months before the first crash.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2019, 07:29 PM

5. Someone had to fall on a sword.

Guys like him are asslickers who made their careers toeing to line for superiors. He was not the final voice in the important fuckups that he is taking the fall for. He was told to bring development of the plane in under a certain budget, even if that meant outsourcing activities that should have been left with experienced hands that he laid off.

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