SYSTEM ABUSE  Boeing Corruption
Updates - See bottom of page BOEING CORRUPTION Why focus on Boeing The main issue with Boeing and other major aircraft corporations is both public and national safety.  We must have a meticulous, hyper- vigilant approach for protecting both.  Various pieces of information here can help us connect the dots regarding widespread network corruption and defense-private sector links to 9/11 and other crimes:  production and parts slop/negligence/criminal lack of oversight, cronysim, bribes, lawsuits, overspending and other funds mishandling.  Start Here     Books     Links (brief)    Links (more detail) Alphabetic - on separate page    Longer article excerpt separate page  History and Misc. Information   What is Boeing?     Boeing’s Founder: Who was Boeing?     History/General     WWII History      Logos Boeing/NASA      Early stealth planes (1960s)     Mergers/Acquisitions/Breakups/Old Ties Crashes      Crashes page     Rudder issues     Engine issues  Production, Parts and Inspection Corruption  Production and Parts Corruption   Engines Manufacturer corruption and other issues  Crashes:  Crashes/Engines/Airbus     Crashes/Engines/Boeing      Manufacturers/Suppliers - Parts:   Aviation Corporate Corruption (Separate Page)      Manufacturers/Engines Corruption    Top 3 Article Summary     Pratt & Whitney     Rolls Royce     GE (GEAE)      Ducommun  Engines Manufacturer corruption and other issues (See Manufacturers/Suppliers) Rudders   Rudder issues      Crashes/Boeing 737 rudder issues      Parker Hannifin issues (rudders and other) Lap Joints   Lap Joints/Boeing    Other Corruption, Issues  Auditors/Hiring Issues     FAA /Boeing Corruption     Environmental Cleanup/Boeing     Layoffs/Boeing     Tax Breaks/Boeing     Prescription Drug Corruption/Boeing     Unions/Boeing     Racketeering/Boeing Management Executives/CEO Benefits/Management and Military/Management and Government/Boeing Connections and Corruption   Pat Shanahan    Darlene Druyan     Michael Sears     Hillary Clinton, Clinton Foundation, Clintons      CEOs Additional Boeing Related Concerns  FCC and Boeing - Related Issues     Boeing and Peabody Energy  Whistleblowers  Captain Rodney Stich     Gerald Eastman/Inspection/Rollerstamping Corruption    Jeannine Prewit/Parts Corruption    Robert Conley (2002) International Issues: Sales of Boeing, 9/11 Entanglements, etc.   China and Boeing     Iran and Boeing     American-Turkey Council (ATC) Connections Other Aviation Issues and Corruption (separate page)   Aviation World Issues and Corruption-separate page      Aviation World Links   Air Traffic Control (ATC) Corruption      FAA     TSA Corruption     Defense Contractors and/or Commercial Plane Manufacturers:   Lockheed Martin corruption     Northrup Grumman          Sandia Labs/earlier Lockheed, latest Honeywell     Los Alamos Labs     UNM and Boeing     Drones and Boeing           Airports/Airlines:  Airport corruption/issues     Airlines corruption/issues     American/US Airways     United Airlines       Other Plane/Aviation Defense Manufacturers:   Airbus (Europe)        Bombardier (Canada)       McDonnell Douglas (merged with Boeing in 08/01/1997)  see Mergers/Acquisitions       START HERE If you are new to Boeing corruption, to jump in you might start here: The Last Boeing Inspector http://www.thelastboeinginspector.com   POGO: Get Involved: Boeing Whistleblower http://getinvolved.pogo.org/site/PageNavigator/dss_boeing_whistleblower.html#.WZxOkSiGOxk Whistleblowing Is Not Industrial Espionage: The Unjust Ironies of the Gerald Eastman Case (03/18/2008) http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2008/03/whistleblowing.html FAA dot gov: Major Boeing Settlement https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=19875 BOOKS Corporate Corruption: The Abuse of Power (2000) By Marshall Barron Clinard Note: there is a section on Pratt & Whitney, as well as others Economics of Corruption edited by Arvind K. Jain Note: there is a section on Pratt & Whitney as well as several others Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II (2013) by Arthur Herman (book shown on Old Magazine Articles dot com) The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America (2008) By Robert Scheer Note: there is a section in the book on Boeing that is worth reading Unfriendly Skies: 20th and 21st Centuries By Rodney Stich LINKS Brief List: Summary of Links brief list summary links boeing corruption  More Detail:  links (includes article title, author, date and brief excerpts) more detail with links Longer Article Excerpts (a few):  longer article excerpts HISTORY And other Background Information  What is Boeing? The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft [like helicopters], rockets, and satellites worldwide. The company also provides leasing and product support services. Headquarters:  Chicago, Illinois.  Founder:  William Boeing.  Founded:  In Seattle, Washington July 15, 1916.  (Wikipedia) Boeing’s Founder: Who was Boeing? (From German immigrants in the 1860s) Immigrant Entrepreneurship: https://www.immigrantentrepreneurship.org/entry.php?rec=66 History of Boeing - General Endgame dot org:  Mergers, Break-ups, Affiliations with past and current companies, etc. http://www.endgame.org/boeing.html Excerpt:  ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS.  In 1990, Boeing sold its 15 percent interest in Peabody (Coal) Holding Co. to Hanson PLC. In 1996, Boeing acquired Rockwell International's Aerospace and Defense Electronics. In 1997, Boeing's acquisition of McDonnell Douglas was cleared by federal antitrust regulators; the combined corporation is expected to employ 200,000 people in 27 American states and several other countries, and collect revenues of $48 billion per year. http://www.endgame.org/boeing.html 100 year history  Aerotime:  Boeing’s 100 years history  (07/11/2016)  Note on Aerotime: might be a biased website (pro-big business and pro-Boeing) https://www.aerotime.aero/en/civil/12736-boeing-100-years-history Herald Net/Daily Herald: Special Report Boeing’s 100 Years [Series of articles], Wild ideas today may be Boeing aircraft tomorrow (Note on Herald Net: might be a biased website - looks like a congratulatory/publicity site for Boeing - quote from Herald Net: http://www.heraldnet.com/news/daily-herald-special-report-boeings-100-years/  Series:  Friday, July 8:  Seven big moments that shaped the future of Boeing;  Aerospace-industry mavens discuss Boeing’s next 100 years;  Saturday, July 9 From roots in Seattle, Boeing has spread to far-flung sites’;Mergers and buys expanded Boeing’s business beyond planes;  Sunday, July 10;Scrappy at first, Boeing grew into a company built to last;To the moon: Boeing’s expertise boosted U.S. into space;  Monday, July 11In the early years, warplanes kept Boeing cruising;  A car, a space plane … Boeing ideas that didn’t pan out; Tuesday, July 12For Boeing families, company history is theirs, too  Boeing workers were ‘part of something  remarkable’ Wednesday, July 13   Design firm pioneers virtual-reality tours of Boeing jets Jetmakers eager to break Boeing’s grip on commercial market; Thursday, July 14 Boeing’s influence is felt in Washington and beyond  Data suggest aerospace tax breaks help attract suppliers  Local relationships with Boeing: many ups and downs  Friday, July 15Boeing’s first 100 years: A timeline  Oso was site of Boeing’s only commercial-jet crash in state; Saturday, July 16  How Boeing’s labor relations have evolved  Renton has shared in Boeing’s highs and lows;  Sunday, July 17  http://www.heraldnet.com/news/daily-herald-special-report-boeings-100-years/ Old WWII History - Boeing Old plants/factories War History Online: Old Boeing plant has some secrets from World War Two.  By George Winston (2015) https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/old-boeing-plant-secrets-world-war-two.html King 5: Boeing’s forgotten World War II factories http://www.king5.com/tech/science/aerospace/boeings-forgotten-world-war-ii-factories/48240553 Boeing - Nazi connection Old Magazine Articles dot com: Coronet Magazine, 1941:  How the U.S. aids the axis - quick to recognize the dangers of dictatorships, america slow to stem gold to them.  By Michael Evans  (05/1941) (in old magazine articles dot com section World War II: How American Corporations Aided Our WWII Enemies Before the War) http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/complicit-american-businesses-pdf  [Coronet Magazine/Michael Evans/05/1941] Ken Magazine, 1939 Nazi Bund active in Boeing factories  (In Old Magazine Articles dot come section Forgotten Business Transactions)Forgotten Business Transactions...When Boeing Collaborated with the Nazis.   http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/Boeing_Corporation_Collaborated_with_Nazi_Luftwaffe- 1939#.WXSxfIjyvtQ  [Ken Magazine/1939]  Note on Ken magazine:  Ken magazine launched on April 7, 1938 via the founders of Esquire, but it lasted just a scant two years with two issues a month. It was political and controversial, so much so that Ernest Hemingway stopped writing for it after 14 issues Excerpt from comments by Old Magazine Articles dot com on this article:  A pre-World War II article that concerned the rapid growth of the German Air Force, but also referred to the scandalous business dealings of American manufacturers Boeing and Douglas Aircraft had in this expansion.  By the time this magazine profile of Field Marshall Hermann Goering (1893 – 1946) went to print, he had already made his entry on the world stage as the master-mind behind the 1937 bombing of the Basque city of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War (an event that was not mentioned at all in this article). Published four months before Germany's attack on Poland (September 1, 1939), this article outlines Hermann Goering's efforts to build the Luftwaffe from scratch, the creation of various flight schools, the Luftwaffe collaboration with the Hitler Youth organization, and his aspirations to out-class the air forces of the United States and Britain.  "It has taken Field Marshall Hermann Wilhelm Goering a little over six years to build the German Air Armada, one of the world's most formidable offensive forces, out of a magnificent bluff." http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/Boeing_Corporation_Collaborated_with_Nazi_Luftwaffe-1939#.WXSxfIjyvtQ Old Stealth Planes - Technology 1960s Stealth Jet Foxtrotalpha:  Never-seen photos of Boeing’s 1960s stealth jet concept that predicted the future. By Tyro Rogoway (09/22/2015) http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/never-seen-photos-of-boeings-1960s-stealth-jet-concept-1732308296 Suspicious Similarity of Logos between Boeing and NASA Here is NASA’s logo:  https://human-factors.arc.nasa.gov/opdoc-workshopIV/9yukawa.pdf Here is Boeing’s logo: http://www.boeing.com/ Mergers/Acquisitions/Breakups/Old Ties Herald Net: THE BOEING CENTURY, 1916-2016.  Mergers/buys expanded Boeing’s business beyond planes. By Dan Catchpole (07/09/2016) http://www.heraldnet.com/news/mergers-and-buys-expanded-boeings-business-beyond-planes/ Endgame dot org:  Boeing Peabody, Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas http://www.endgame.org/boeing.html Excerpts: Peabody/Boeing history: Connection to Peabody Coal:  see also Peabody Energy/Boeing In 1990, Boeing sold its 15 percent interest in Peabody (Coal) Holding Co. to Hanson PLC. Acquisitions and Mergers: In 1990, Boeing sold its 15 percent interest in Peabody (Coal) Holding Co. to Hanson PLC. In 1996, Boeing acquired Rockwell International's Aerospace and Defense Electronics.  In 1997, Boeing's acquisition of McDonnell Douglas was cleared by federal antitrust regulators; the combined corporation is expected to employ 200,000 people in 27 American states and several other countries, and collect revenues of $48 billion per year. http://www.endgame.org/boeing.html CRASHES Crashes page     Rudder issues     Engine issues  PRODUCTION, PARTS AND INSPECTION - BOEING CORRUPTION Note: The various categories can and do interconnect, so issues can span various departments or job types. Parts Brandeis dot edu: Boeing Parts Scandal - discusses Washington Post article seen below https://www.brandeis.edu/investigate/political-social-justice/boeing-parts-scandal.html Jeannine Prewitt Washington Post: Boeing Parts and Rules Bent, Whistle-Blowers Say.  By Florence Graves/Sara Kehaulani Goo (04/17/2006) Excerpt: Insert under manufacturing area photo: For nearly 40 years, Boeing 737 airframes have been built in Wichita [Kansas]. In 2005, Boeing sold the plant to a Canadian company, which does that work under contract.  Photo By Dave Williams -- The Wichita Eagle) Jeannine Prewitt knew there was a problem when the holes wouldn't line up.  On a Boeing Co. assembly line in Kansas in 2000, Prewitt saw workers drilling extra holes in the long aluminum ribs that make up the skeleton of a jetliner's fuselage. That was the only way the workers could attach the pieces, because some of their pre-drilled holes didn't match those on the airframe.  Prewitt was a parts buyer, the third generation of her family to work at the sprawling Boeing factory on the outskirts of Wichita. She believed that pieces going into one of the world's most advanced and popular airliners, the Boeing 737, should fit like a glove. The assembly workers Prewitt observed were not the only ones who noted problems with parts from a key Boeing supplier, AHF Ducommun of Los Angeles. Other workers told her that many pieces had to be shoved or hammered into place. And documents reviewed by The Washington Post show that quality managers reported numerous problems at Ducommun in memos recorded in Boeing's system for monitoring its suppliers. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/16/AR2006041600803.html San Diego Union Tribune Court Sides with Boeing in Whistleblower Suit - includes Jeannine Prewitt. By AP (06/13/2016) http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-appeals-court-sides-with-boeing-in-whistleblower-2016jun13-story.html Production/Inspections/Rollerstamping Note: Production, Repairs, Inspections and Rollerstamping can and do intertwine as various phases of the completion or repair process can move across different timeframes, departments and personnel.  As Gerald clearly explains in his comments on the JAL 123 crash inspectors, managers, repair technicians as well as others can be part of a group ultimately together responsible for a plane defect and crash.  Planes can come to a department partially assembled, requiring completion which requires inspectors.  Used planes that are being repaired can have unauthorized and poor grade parts on them, or can be assembled improperly.  Gerald Eastman The Last Boeing Inspector: (Gerald Eastman’s personal blogsite with views on Boeing)  Crashes because of rollerstamping Excerpt: “I witnessed first hand that rollerstamping fraud was well embedded throughout Boeing's quality system since at least as far back as 1996…” http://www.thelastboeinginspector.com/crashes-because-of-rollerstamping.html The Boeing-FAA Working Together Fraud Negating Boeing Airpolane Quality http://www.thelastboeinginspector.com/the-boeing-faa-working-together-fraud-negating-boeing-airplane-quality.html What is Rollerstamping http://www.thelastboeinginspector.com/what-is-rollerstamping.html Lawsuit Link from Gerald’s website showing rollerstamping issues involving a female worker in a lawsuit: http://www.thelastboeinginspector.com/uploads/6/9/4/4/69446591/rollerstamping_suit_11-21-96_multipage.pdf The Majority of Boeing Workers Who Build It Agree: Only Fly on the 787 if You Have a Death Wish (04/13/2017) http://www.thelastboeinginspector.com/  Info/Excerpt:  According to Gerald’s website, rollerstamping involves buying off an inspection scenario that has not been fully inspected.  He also indicates people who try to do their job more ethically are retaliated against.  The focus is on speed and cutting costs.  Here is a copy of comments regarding sabotage - the purposeful re-using of suspicious materials not checked out (ie, stress approval) by qualifying aviation engineers - Eastman’s words in italics (he is commenting to an  article exposing Boeing corruption:  Al Jazeera dot com:  Broken Dreams Boeing 787. By Will Jordan (2014)    aljazeera dot com/investigations/boeing787/ They were all repairs on 737NG (Thrust Reversers), and all of them showed that the composite repair technician used the wrong material to lay up the repairs! The technician then performed a type of sabotage by applying the wrong kind of repair material after the inspector had warned about it previously: When I told him he had used the wrong material on NCR N1490016174, had to write a revision to the tag to get it approved, that, at that point, was simply an error, I might believe. But what do you call it when a person intentionally does something wrong to an airplane again, as was done by him on NCR N1490018310, after he was warned it was wrong previously, as he was on NCR N1490016174? Right--sabotage. (Another QA Lead) bought the N1490018310 tag on 1/31/02. Not using the right material - material not tested according to aviation safety standards - could potentially lead to disaster:  Do you think that a (Thrust Reverser) sleeve installed on a 737NG airplane that is probably flying around with people on it right now, with a composite lay-up repair that was done with the wrong material without required engineering approval of that material for the repair, and without the additional required stress approval for use of that material, could be a safety problem? I think so. While the (Thrust Reverser) sleeve might withstand the rigors of flight (or may not, in time), it may blow apart during (Thrust Reverser) deployment when stresses on it might be greater. -- from The Majority of Boeing Workers Who Build It Agree: Only Fly on the 787 if You Have a Death Wish 4/13/2017 http://www.thelastboeinginspector.com/   Older website https://web.archive.org/web/20120426020810/http://www.thelastinspector.com/  POGO Whistleblowing Is Not Industrial Espionage: The Unjust Ironies of the Gerald Eastman Case (03/18/2008) http://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2008/03/whistleblowing.html Get Involved: Storage of Classified Material - Whistleblower/Whistleblower Retaliation by Boeing. Robert Conley http://getinvolved.pogo.org/site/PageNavigator/dss_boeing_whistleblower.html#.WX396ojytKM In 2002, Robert Conley, an industrial security specialist with the Defense Security Service, began to investigate what he believed was an illegal “classified technology library” in Boeing’s secretive Phantom Works division that was in alleged violation of regulations on protection of classified information. http://getinvolved.pogo.org/site/PageNavigator/dss_boeing_whistleblower.html#.WX396ojytKM G Florence Scott:  Whistleblower Gerald Eastman (07/08/2008) See Longer article excerpts on this website https://gflorencescott.wordpress.com/tag/whistleblower-gerald-eastman/ Talking Biz News:  Fire alleged leak to Seattle Times http://talkingbiznews.com/1/boeing-fired-alleged-leak-to-seattle-times/ Seattle PI:  Felony charges reduced for ex-Boeing employee 10 computer trespass counts were dropped to misdemeanors. By Dan Richman (07/10/2008) Excerpt: Charges of computer trespass against former Boeing Co. employee Gerald Eastman were reduced Thursday and will be dismissed entirely if Eastman, who calls himself a whistle-blower, agrees to talk truthfully to Boeing about what data he took from its computers.  But if he fails to meet that condition and four others set out in an order he signed Thursday, he will face a Jan. 23 trial on 10 charges of computer trespass. Those charges carry the possibility of 10 years in prison and $50,000 in fines -- a stiffer punishment than he faced when first tried in March.  "I'm somewhat relieved," said Eastman, 46, after a hearing on the order. "Getting rid of this distraction clears the way for me to continue with my whistle- blowing on the fraud I saw at Boeing, which is my main concern." http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Felony-charges-reduced-for-ex-Boeing-employee-1278964.php FCC/Boeing Issues Wireless Week: CCA pushes FCC to deny Boeing plan for satellite service in 5g spectrum (12/2016) https://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2016/12/cca-pushes-fcc-deny-boeing-plan-satellite-service-5g-spectrum Auditors, Hiring and Boeing - Issues Nicholas Tides Fired employee sues Boeing in whistle-blower case. Says company violated audit standards. By Andrea James (10/31/2008) http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Fired-employee-sues-Boeing-in-whistle-blower-case-1290160.php Boeing worker says he was fired for talking to P-I Paper reported on computer security. By Andrea James (09/28/2007) http://www.seattlepi.com/business/article/Boeing-worker-says-he-was-fired-for-talking-to-P-I-1251111.php Earlier issues: LA Times:  Accidents Spotlight Issue of Boeing Quality Control  (02/26/1989) Excerpt:  "I don't sense a crisis at Boeing, but I do sense a series of tragic and unfortunate incidents," said John H. Enders, president of the Flight Safety Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by airlines, manufacturers and others. "Appropriate corrective action is being taken . . . but not as quickly as the public would like."  Indeed, the apparent in-flight structural failure of a United Airlines 747 after taking off from Hawaii on Friday was only the latest case that has focused worldwide attention on Boeing products.  http://articles.latimes.com/1989-02-26/news/mn-824_1_quality-control Tax Breaks and Boeing Boing Boing dot net: (2016) http://boingboing.net/2016/05/05/amid-education-funding-emergen.html Drones and Boeing (as well as other companies) Activist Post (2010) http://www.activistpost.com/2010/11/unmanned-drone-surveillance-program.html Environmental Clean-up issues and Boeing Columbia River dumping Endgame dot org:  Environmental-Boeing http://www.endgame.org/boeing.html In the 1930s and 1940s, the Columbia River was dammed to benefit aluminum corporations and irrigated agribusiness. Kaiser Aluminum helped build the Bonneville, Grand Coulee, and Hoover dams (Kaiser was acquired in 1988 by Maxxam, of Pacific Lumber infamy). With the dams came irrigation, aluminum, and the aircraft industry. The demand for military planes for World War II made Boeing an attractive supplier, since aluminum requires lots of cheap electricity. Boeing became one of the country's biggest military contractors, as well as the world's largest commercial aircraft manufacturer, and the Northwest (and America's trade balance) has become dependent on Boeing.  The Council on Economic Priorities produced an environmental report on Boeing in 1991-92 ($20 from CEP, 30 Irving Place, New York NY 10003, 1-800-729- 4237).  From 1954 to 1977, Boeing dumped military waste at Western Processing and Queen City Farm sites in Washington State. U.S. GAO report for U.S. House Committee on Government Operations chairman John Conyers show Boeing and other military contractors profit from federal reimbursement for hazardous waste site clean-up; Boeing denies profiting (West, Oct 29, 1992; and Associated Press, Oct 30, 1992). http://www.endgame.org/boeing.html Simi Valley Polluting of Creek Seattle PI: Report: Feds gave Boeing millions to clean up its mess. By Aubrey Cohen  (01/11/2010) http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/2010/01/11/report-feds-gave-boeing-millions-to-clean-up-its-mess/ Excerpt: The government gave Boeing a $15.9 million stimulus contract for environmental monitoring at the same site near Simi Valley, Calif., where the company was fined for polluting a creek with chromium, dioxin, lead and mercury, the investigative journalism group California Watch reported Sunday. http://blog.seattlepi.com/aerospace/2010/01/11/report-feds-gave-boeing-millions-to-clean-up-its-mess/ Layoffs and Boeing  Seattle Times:  http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/boeing-issues-layoff-notices-to-494-workers-in-washington- state/ Herald Net: https://www.heraldnet.com/business/cuts-continue-as-boeing-issues-more-layoff-notices/ Money:  (03/17/2017) http://money.cnn.com/2017/03/17/news/companies/boeing-signals-may-layoffs/index.html NW Labor Press (2011) https://nwlaborpress.org/2011/0318/3-18-11Boeing.html Racketeering and Boeing Seattle Times: Boeing Probe intensifies over secret Lockheed Papers. By David Bowermaster (01/09/2005) http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-probe-intensifies-over-secret-lockheed-papers/ Excerpt: Since Lockheed filed its racketeering suit in 2003, Boeing has conducted several more searches for Lockheed data in its employees’ files and computers…And the Darleen Druyun scandal that erupted in December 2003 unexpectedly provided additional material for Lockheed investigators seeking to establish a pattern of Boeing improprieties….But Lockheed has used each of these incidents to expand the scope of its racketeering suit, and the U.S. Attorney is expected to investigate each Boeing worker who improperly held or used Lockheed data.  A source close to the investigations indicated Lockheed believes the number could reach as high as 20 to 25 Boeing workers.This massive document dump prompted Air Force deputy general counsel Steven Shaw to conclude in an investigative report that Boeing hadn’t been straight with the government from 1999 to 2003. “The information Boeing provided to [Lockheed] and the Air Force was false and misleading,” he wrote.But when Boeing began fighting the wrongful-termination suit that Branch and Erskine filed over their 1999 firing, the company inadvertently revealed the full scale of the document theft. http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-probe-intensifies-over-secret-lockheed-papers/ UNM and Boeing (UNM is University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico CHTM/UNM dot edu: UNM part of team bidding to manage http://www.chtm.unm.edu/news/2016/06/unm-part-of-team-bidding-to-manage-snl.html Albuquerque  Journal Joint bid to run Sandia Labs (05/2016) [note: Hopewell got the bid, but this article gives some useful info] Excerpt: Flanked by high-powered business and university executives, President Robert Frank said Tuesday the University of New Mexico would partner with Battelle, The Boeing Co., the University Texas System and the Texas A&M University System on a bid to manage Sandia National Laboratories. https://www.abqjournal.com/779724/joint-bid-to-run-sandia-labs-announced.html Peabody Energy and Boeing See Boeing History - old breakup of Peabody Coal from Boeing Wikipedia: Peabody Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri,[4] is the largest private-sector coal company in the world.[5] Its primary business consists of the mining, sale and distribution of coal, which is purchased for use in electricity generation and steelmaking. Peabody also markets, brokers and trades coal through offices in China, Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, India, Singapore, and the United States. Other commercial initiatives include the development of mine-mouth coal-fueled plants, the management of coal reserve holdings, and technologies to transform coal to natural gas and transportation fuels.Energy…Peabody Energy maintains ownership of majority interests in 26 surface and underground mining operations located throughout the United States and Australia.[7] In the United States, company-owned mines are located in Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Illinois, and Indiana. Peabody's largest operation is the North Antelope Rochelle Mine located in Campbell County, Wyoming, mining more than 117 million tons of coal in 2014.[8] Peabody spun off coal mining operations in West Virginia and Kentucky into Patriot Coal Corporation in October 2007. In October 2011, Peabody acquired a majority ownership stake in Queensland-based Macarthur Coal Ltd, which specializes in the production of metallurgical coal, primarily seaborne pulverized injection coal.[9] https://en.wikipedia dot org/wiki/Peabody_Energy St.  Louis Public Radio:  By Kelsey Proud and Associated Press (01/19/2011) [also listed under Boeing and China] http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-peabody-energy-benefit-china-deals#stream/0 Excerpt:  A senior administration official says China will announce deals Wednesday to purchase $45 billion in U.S. exports, including a $19 billion agreement to buy 200 Boeing airplanes, according to the Associated Press.  The official says the deal will create 235,000 jobs in the U.S.   It is important to note, however, that these planes will be commercial aircraft. Moreover, the St. Louis division of Boeing, which produces military aircraft, is unlikely to benefit directly from today's deal. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-peabody-energy-benefit-china-deals#stream/0 MANAGEMENT: EXECUTIVES/Boeing CEOs/Management and Military/Government/Boeing Connections and Corruption Boeing CEOs http://www1.salary.com/Dennis-A-Muilenburg-Salary-Bonus-Stock-Options-for-BOEING-CO.html http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-managers-get-annual-bonuses-of-12-to-22-percent/ Pat Shanahan Reuters: Trump Pentagon Nominees http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-pentagon-nominees-idUSKBN16N27F DOD Buzz: Senate Committee approves Boeing executive Shanahan Deputy Secretary https://www.dodbuzz.com/2017/06/28/senate-committee-approves-boeing-exec-shanahan-deputy-secdef/ Register Guard: Boeing executive chosen as Pentagon’s Chief’s Deputy http://registerguard.com/rg/business/35387832-63/boeing-executive-chosenas-pentagon-chiefs-deputy.html.csp Seattle Times:  Pentagon spending to challenge Shanahan http://www.seattletimes.com/business/pentagon-spending-to-challenge-shanahan/ Hillary Clinton, Clinton Foundation, Clintons The Intercept:  Clinton Foundation Spin.  By Lee Fang (08/26/2016) https://theintercept.com/2016/08/26/clinton-foundation-spin/ The Points Guy https://thepointsguy.com/2016/09/trump-757-versus-clinton-737/ Roots Action http://rootsaction.org/news-a-views/1152-as-hillary-clinton-bolstered-boeing-company-returned-the-favor- Politico http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/trump-clinton-foundation-scandals-attacks-224178 AP News https://apnews.com/82df550e1ec646098b434f7d5771f625/many-donors-clinton-foundation-met-her-state Darleen Druyun Wikipedia:  Darleen Druyun https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darleen_Druyun Washington Post:  Long Fall for Pentagon Star.  Druyun Doled Out Favors by the Millions.  By Renae Merle (11/14/2004) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48241-2004Nov13.html Wired:  Boeing Employee Fired for discussing computer security problems at company (10/01/2007) https://www.wired.com/2007/10/boeing-employee/ Wireless Week: CCA pushes FCC to deny Boeing plan for satellite service in 5g spectrum (12/2016) https://www.wirelessweek.com/news/2016/12/cca-pushes-fcc-deny-boeing-plan-satellite-service-5g-spectrum CBS News: Cashing in for profit: Who Cost Taxpayers Billions In Biggest Pentagon Scandal In Years? (Darleen Druyun) By Rebecca Leung (01/2004) http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cashing-in-for-profit/ Michael Sears http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2002091816_webboeing16.html Captain Rodney Stich (also see Books) http://www.defraudingamerica.com/stich_bio.html Related Air Force Acquisition Corruption or Suspicious Activity New York Times: Commonwealth Research (CRI) - (also consider Concurrent Technologies Corporation, the parent of C.R.I.) New York Times:  Top Air Force Official Dies in Apparent Suicide.  By Eric Schmitt and Ginger Thompson OCT. 16, 2007 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/16/us/16contract.html Excerpt:  The second-highest-ranking member of the Air Force’s procurement office was found dead Sunday in an apparent suicide, Air Force and police officials said Monday.  The civilian official, Charles D. Riechers, 47, came under scrutiny by the Senate Armed Services Committee this month after reports that the Air Force had arranged for him to be paid about $13,400 a month by a private contractor, Commonwealth Research Institute, while he awaited clearance from the White House for his selection as principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition…under scrutiny by the Senate Armed Services Committee http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/16/us/16contract.html Prescription Drug Scandal/Boeing http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fbi-arrests-boeing-plant-workers-prescription-drug-sting/story?id=14634612 High Tech Examples - Boeing Boeing dot com: Phantom Eye An Eye in the Sky: An Aircraft Like No Other http://www.boeing.com/defense/phantom-eye/ Phantom Eye is a liquid hydrogen-fueled, high-altitude and long-endurance unmanned aircraft system for persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and communications missions. The demonstrator aircraft is capable of maintaining its altitude for up to four days while carrying a 450-pound payload. Typical payloads include multiple sensor packages for monitoring, tracking and communications. A full size Phantom Eye variant is designed to stay aloft for up to ten days and carry a payload of 2,000 pounds. News Releases: Feb 26 2013 Boeing Phantom Eye Completes 2nd Flight Feb 07 2013 Boeing Phantom Eye Completes Taxi Tests, Readies for Return to Flight June 04 2012 Boeing Phantom Eye Completes 1st Autonomous Flight March 13 2012 Boeing Phantom Eye Conducts Medium-speed Taxi Test http://www.boeing.com/defense/phantom-eye/ GMD Ground Based Midcourse Defense system  - excessive costly bonuses  Los Angeles Times Boeing Bonuses Yet over that same timespan, Boeing Co., the Pentagon’s prime contractor for GMD, collected nearly $2 billion in performance bonuses for a job well-done, the Los Angeles Times has learned http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-boeing-bonuses/ Updates: 09/18/2017 Prewitt/San Diego Trib 2016 article suit rejected, more on Ducommun; 09/17/2017 POGO Whistleblowing not Espionage; Suppliers/Ducommun category added; 08/04/2017: Boeing CEOs subsection in Management started 08/02/2017: Boeing/Racketeering subsection added (2005 Lockheed) Internatonal page created; 08/01/2017: Gerald Eastman name corrected from George Eastman; machinist union and related issues in Boeing and unions section 07/30/2017 whistleblower Robert Conley-POGO dot org; 07/25/2017: incident - singapore airlines, korean air and british airways(crashes sect); parker hannfin manuf. corruption (assoc. w/rudders); 07/23/2017: Clintons -interceptor, AP press; Boeing mergers; fleshing out/editing Boeing History section, following up links there in brief summary link list; 07/22/2017 crashes: added “crash” page to Boeing section (ran out of room on main first Boeing Corruption page); fleshing out various articles already added to crash section; added an “other incidents” part to the crash section; added some incidents and other crashes; US Air 427 Seattle Times added 07/21/2017: crashes Airlines=Cameroon, Far Eastern, Pacific; 07/19/2017 crash United Airlines 585; 07/18/2017 crash US Air 427; 07/17/2017: more on parts/productioninspection  07/16/2017 crash section created - started w/JAL 123; US Airways/American merger and past American issues; United Airlines; early stealth planes Boeing; hillary clinton, clintons; 07/15/2017 various shifts of the sections; pat shanahan; darleen druyun washington post; 07/14/2017  More on Engines; More on Production/Parts Corruption; 07/13/2017 engines Rolls Royce/Boeing - Reuters; FCC/Boeing related issues - wireless week; TSA corruption - Denver Post; unions; tax breaks; Boeing and China section added; 1989 LA Times article on Boeing quality control problems related to crashes; 07/12/2017 Simi Valley env. clean-up Seattle PI; Gerald - Talking Biz News, Seattle PI; Nicholas Tides - Seattle PI, Law 360;  07/11/2017 Boeing layoffs; Boeing parts scandal;  07/10/2017 ATC (air traffic control) hiring corruptions ocial hangar, fox; seattle times boeing layoffs; altnet, reuters prescription drug bust boeing; 07/09/2017 ATC American Turkey Council and Boeing; LA Times Boeing Bonuses; Related Agencies;  07/08/2017 Boeing founder; Seattle Times; Roskam; 1989 Boeing safety issues in NY Times; Airbus (Haaretz); early history WWII secret warehouses; 07/07/2017; 07/06/2017
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