CURLYHEADBOY From Italy, joined Feb 2005, 939 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
Quoting JPRM1 (Thread starter): Who will have to be responsible in front of the Air Force for the extra costs? Lockheed Martin, Boeing??
Whoever signed the contract with the Air Force methinks... So the chain leading to responsibility should be USAF (customer) --> Lockheed Martin (finished product) --> Boeing (subcontractor manifacturing the section of the fuselage containing the defective part) --> Alcoa (manufacturer of the defective part). The last will probably have to pay for extra-costs.
If God had wanted men to fly he would have given them more money...