Former Boeing quality manager John Barnett worked on the company's flagship 787 Dreamliner in the United States but he does not consider any of the planes that left the company's North Charleston factory airworthy.
When he was moved to its new factory in North Charleston, South Carolina, he began to see serious problems in the manufacturing of aircraft.
"I haven't seen a plane out of Charleston yet that I would consider safe and airworthy," he said.
While inspecting the planes, he noticed metal shaving scraps, left over from the installation of floor panels, had fallen near electrical wiring on some of the completed planes.
"When you mix metal slivers with electrical components, it's a recipe for disaster," he said.
He believed the debris posed a fire risk, and alerted Boeing management, but says his concerns were brushed off and he was moved to a different area.
"[What they] told me was that it was too expensive for them to take the panels down and clean them," he said.
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