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Former Boeing inspector alleges ‘scrap' parts ended up on assembly lines

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A former quality-control manager claims that workers at a Boeing factory routinely reused parts deemed unsuitable for use on the company’s 787 Dreamliner assembly lines. The manager alleges an off-the-books practice to meet production deadlines, including using damaged and improper parts from the company’s scrapyard. The manager estimates that about 50,000 parts that should have been scrapped were used in building aircraft. Boeing has not disputed the allegations and stated that it investigates all claims of improper behavior. The allegations come amidst ongoing scrutiny of Boeing’s safety culture and previous safety issues.