Boeing Whistleblower Says Firms Should Have Full Criminal Investigation

Boeing logo at Boeing HorizonX, Boeing NeXt, Aurora Flight Sciences office building in Silicon Valley - Menlo Park, California, USA - 2019

A Boeing employee who has spoken out about the company’s unsafe aircraft has demanded that the troubled corporation be investigated criminally.

The struggling business was given a deadline to report its plans to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the safety issues that have affected some of its planes.

The jets have had too many problems, according to Ed Pierson, a former top manager at Boeing.

While issuing a troubling warning saying the airplanes were not safe, the Director of the Foundation for Aviation Safety has urged authorities to launch a criminal inquiry. No, they are still a danger. 

Following the January door plug blowout incident involving an Alaska Airlines aircraft flying at 16,000 feet, the FAA instructed Boeing to submit their ‘turnaround’ strategy.

It was a midair occurrence, and no one was wounded. According to accident investigators, the fasteners holding the panel to the Boeing 737 Max 9’s structure were missing when the panel flew apart. Several legal and criminal investigations have resulted from the incident, which has severely damaged Boeing’s image.

After the Alaska Airlines incident, Pierson said that he would never travel on a Max plane again. 

Four individuals are suing Boeing and Alaska Airlines for the “terror” they endured.

In light of Boeing’s shocking revelation that its employees may have neglected to do some inspections on its 787 Dreamliner aircraft, the regulator initiated an additional probe in May.

Also, the FAA is looking into Boeing’s completion of the inspections and any potential falsification of aircraft records by company workers.

Scott Stock, Boeing’s 787 program leader, sent internal messages on April 29th that were leaked. Stock wrote that there was no urgent safety concern with the Dreamliners currently in operation.

In April, whistleblower Sam Salehpour appeared before Congress to discuss the safety problems with Boeing aircraft, particularly the 787 series.

Salehpour said that he witnessed somebody hopping on the plane’s parts to make them fit together.  Boeing has strongly refuted the charges.

As the FAA examined production and quality issues, Boeing grounded the 787 widebody plane for almost a year, until August 2022.

A forced landing at Denver International Airport was necessary for a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 in early April after a portion of the engine blew off. 

When an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 touched down in Portland in March, the cargo door was slightly ajar. Boeing said the passengers’ pets and baggage were unharmed.