September 6, 2007 | Mark Paradies

Do Aviation Manufacturers Need Improved Root Cause Analysis?

James Wallace of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that Boeing is having trouble meeting the production schedule for the 787 Dreamliner and will compress the testing schedule to a previously never accomplished time frame. If they miss this condensed schedule, they won’t meet their May 2008 delivery schedule and will owe the purchasers financial compensation (penalties).

An additional story with comments from an AP reporter mentioned that troubles at competitor Airbus has caused billions of losses due to “wiring problems.”

Billions lost and critical path delays … Sounds like an opportunity to apply advanced root cause analysis!

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