January 11, 2013
The 787 Dreamliner has been vexed since its inception.
The company was convinced by one or more management consulting firms to outsource design and production of the 787’s components. While this idea might make sense for sourcing coffeemakers, it was a nonsense approach to assembling perhaps the most complicated and potentially dangerous machines shy of nuclear reactors.
Written by Weiran Zhang who lives and works in Nottingham. You should follow him on Twitter.