by Sam Spence
When you invite the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer into your backyard, you have to be ready for the criticism that it’ll attract. Last year, Al-Jazeera America dropped a multi-part documentary examining the North Charleston Dreamliner program from top to bottom. AJA got employees at the plant to tell an undercover informant that they wouldn’t fly on a Dreamliner, reported corner-cutting by Boeing quality control, and even had a Boeing exec walk out on an interview. Boeing doesn’t seem to be suffering too much from the coverage though; it beat its delivery goal for the year, and North Charleston recently finished its first 787-9, a larger-format Dreamliner.
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