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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Electronics outsourcing weakened Boeing’s control over 787’s crucial systems

Employees of Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan., install systems in the cargo bay of a 787's forward fuselage. When Boeing launched the 787 program in 2003, it dismantled its unit that designed electronic controls for airplane systems and outsourced the work.