Whistleblower: Ground These Planes

(RightIsRight.co) – In a recent interview, Boeing engineer Sam Salehpour expressed his belief that all Boeing 787 jets should be grounded to ensure thorough safety checks. This comes amidst growing concerns about the plane’s safety following several incidents.

Salehpour’s interview, which aired on “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” preceded his scheduled testimony before Congress. He planned to discuss safety concerns at Boeing outlined in a complaint filed with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) earlier this year.

“The entire fleet worldwide, as far as I’m concerned right now, needs attention,” he said. “And the attention is, you need to check your gaps and make sure that you don’t have potential for premature failure.”

In a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker in January, Salehpour’s attorneys highlighted his repeated reports to Boeing management about serious concerns regarding the company’s production and quality control processes.

The engineer specifically flagged issues with the production of Boeing’s 787 and 777 jets, citing improperly fastened sections of the 787 Dreamliner’s fuselage that could pose safety risks over time.

Furthermore, the specialist stressed during the interview, “I have come forward, and I have extended my neck. But you know, I’m at peace with myself. Because this is going to save a lot of people’s lives.”

Boeing responded to Salehpour’s allegations and dismissed them as inaccurate and not representative of the comprehensive safety measures in place for the 787 Dreamliner.

The company expressed full confidence in the aircraft’s safety and emphasized rigorous engineering examinations under FAA oversight.

The Senate Commerce Committee is set to hear testimony from Salehpour and three aviation experts, which included those involved in a report that criticized Boeing’s safety culture as inadequate and confusing.

The report outlined 50 recommendations for Boeing to address safety issues within six months, which should be shared with the FAA.

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