The Boeing 787: Broken Dreams l Al Jazeera Investigations

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This is a major project by the Al Jazeera Investigative Unit focusing on the 787 “Dreamliner”, the flagship passenger jet of the Boeing Company.

Our journalism reveals the deeply-held safety concerns of current and former Boeing engineers, who in some cases fear to fly on the 787, the plane they build.
We uncover allegations of on-the-job drug use, quality control problems and poor workmanship.

We explore the roots of the battery problems that led to the plane’s grounding due to safety concerns for three months from January 2013.
For more on the investigation, visit www.aljazeera.com/boeing787
Senior Producer/Director: Marc Shaffer
Producer/Director of Photography/Editor: Colin McIntyre
Producer: Kevin Hirten
Reporter/Producer: Will Jordan
Music Composer: Ryan Whittier
Additional Music: Sean Hirten
#AlJazeeraInvestigations #Boeing787 #BrokenDreams

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  1. Stephan Boxall
    Stephan Boxall
    21 uur geleden

    Oh it’s a Boeing plane... not terribly surprised about the outcome.

  2. Nascar Drawings
    Nascar Drawings
    2 dagen geleden

    "Craft a proper response?" How could you make yourself look any more guilty?

  3. Volker Siegel
    Volker Siegel
    6 dagen geleden

    I think mild depression may be pretty useful for quality inspection etc. You only see the negative aspects, and that is exactly your job.

  4. Russell Der geko Wright
    Russell Der geko Wright
    9 dagen geleden

    Putting potentially faulty batteries in a steel box isn’t fixing the problem...it’s hiding it. Sketchy...real sketchy. Time will tell how safe the “Dreamliner” is. Hope it doesn’t turn out to be a nightmare-liner.

  5. Russell Der geko Wright
    Russell Der geko Wright
    9 dagen geleden

    I think I’ll steer clear of any Boeing aircraft...after all where there’s smoke there’s likely to be a Boeing.

  6. viraltaco
    viraltaco
    14 dagen geleden

    I wouldn’t fly on an Airbus. I have. Once, on an A320. Dreadful. Most of my flight have been in 737-300 and 737-700. I’d love to fly on the dreamliner. I can’t wait to. The A350 is also pretty interesting. Might make me like Airbus. I still hate the joystick (call it sidestick if you want. It’s a joystick)

  7. Tomato Moussin
    Tomato Moussin
    18 dagen geleden

    Thy should have submerged the isolated batteries in special designed 400 liters water tanks so when the batteries burst into flames it releases the water, just a thought?

  8. Axel
    Axel
    21 dag geleden

    787, 737 MAX and lets not forget Commercial Crew Program fiasco where Boeing misguided corporate culture shined again. It’s rather said state of things for this once great company.

  9. Gemson Dordas
    Gemson Dordas
    23 dagen geleden

    A FLYING COFFIN ⚰️ ALONGSIDE THE 737 MAX

  10. Cathy Cee
    Cathy Cee
    26 dagen geleden

    What is this Boing nonsense interfering with my ads?

  11. STOKED ON EARTH
    STOKED ON EARTH
    27 dagen geleden

    I will never fly on a Boeing. Maybe their older jets but nothing after their MD take over. Airbus actually care about human lives and the environment. It's sad what greed will do to people. I think all airliners should boycott Boeing until they reassess their morals. I hope that ceo crashes in his private jet and just barely survives maybe that will change his mind about Quality Control... The MCAS in the 737 Max will kill again and this dreamliner DEATHLINER sounds like a complete death trap. If the world has to fly on their aircraft I think the world should boycott boing....Its only us that can affect the company if we say we wont fly on a Boeing enough times to airliners maybe we can make change.

  12. mitch goldstein
    mitch goldstein
    27 dagen geleden

    You know not to buy or fly on anything that the Democrats endorse or support they are corrupt as a Boeing battery

    1. Fluse Int.
      Fluse Int.
      26 dagen geleden

      Most stupid comment I read this week. Both democrats or Republicans are corrupt just as each political elite all over the planet. Be real. Not blind.

  13. Bill Eudy
    Bill Eudy
    27 dagen geleden

    Loose your integrity and you wind up on Al Jazeera being embarrassed.

  14. David Gaines
    David Gaines
    29 dagen geleden

    All planes must be made in union plants or grounded.

  15. David Gaines
    David Gaines
    29 dagen geleden

    The area that builds the planes is all ate up with pain killers and crack cocaine. They are still hiring heroin addicts and crack heads. They don't watch you pee! I'm a Mill Wright . When we go to the job we are watched while we pee.. test at every job. They must use this standard and pay real craftsman or close down!

  16. David Gaines
    David Gaines
    29 dagen geleden

    They will lose all their reputations due to lawsuits.

  17. Junior Garcia
    Junior Garcia
    29 dagen geleden

    omg boeing is evitó to the dramliner 😨😨😨😨

  18. shocker147
    shocker147
    29 dagen geleden

    In all fairness the batteries are Japanese. I generally have faith in Japanese engineering. They'll figure out a fix.

  19. Gacheru Mburu
    Gacheru Mburu
    Maand geleden

    Made in USA, eh? 💩💩

  20. chuanist
    chuanist
    Maand geleden

    Thanks of Al Jazeera for this program. In some ways it echos American journalism's analysis of the merger between Boeing and McDonnell-Douglas.

  21. Monin Jose
    Monin Jose
    Maand geleden

    When business people run technical or engineering company it is expected. For them everything is number in spreadsheet and graphs

  22. Ryan Keller
    Ryan Keller
    Maand geleden

    I felt Al Jazeeras motives were suspect when this first came out so I took it with a grain of salt. Now with the 737 Max and the problems that continue to plague the 787 I really see a lot of truth in this.

  23. Tom Nisen
    Tom Nisen
    Maand geleden

    I just flew in a 737-800. Great plane.

  24. Brandon Yu
    Brandon Yu
    Maand geleden

    Can’t wait for the starliner

  25. N B
    N B
    Maand geleden

    Obama, there is your problem.

  26. Jarom McAllister
    Jarom McAllister
    Maand geleden

    Why is Al Jazeera afraid to say what country the batteries were made in?

    1. Fluse Int.
      Fluse Int.
      26 dagen geleden

      @Jarom McAllister The batteries r from Japan not China. Imo it would not fit into the picture that they wanted to draw here cause they wanted to blame Boeing alone by choosing the wrong suppliers and just making one wrong decision after another. And at the end Boeing is the only one u could blame for it...

    2. Jarom McAllister
      Jarom McAllister
      26 dagen geleden

      @Fluse Int. "Wouldn't fit into the picture..." Really? They had no problem showing flags and talking about other countries, that "fit into the picture" just fine- You are wrong here, leaving out the Chinese flag or mentioning China at all was obviously intentional. But yes, definitely Boeing definitely bears most of the blame.

    3. Fluse Int.
      Fluse Int.
      26 dagen geleden

      This wouldn't fit into the picture... But to be fair it doesn't make the 787 a better plane if they say the batteries r from Japan. The problems began in America, became bigger in America and will end in America. It wasnt foreign managers that ruined that great company.

  27. Anna Herrick
    Anna Herrick
    Maand geleden

    Final assembly in Everett Washington? I’m all flipping for it! Bring it on! And I live in The Netherlands now. The people who work at Boeing are like you and I! The company is evil, not the people who work there! The engineers are the ones to need to listen!

  28. David
    David
    Maand geleden

    An excellent investigative documentary. Well researched and articulate. Al Jazeera are to be thanked for fearless reporting like this.

  29. Bill Dunne
    Bill Dunne
    Maand geleden

    even I a lowely engineer to pass that fix,a box to contain a fire.Cmon and thats fixed it.

  30. Lloyd V.
    Lloyd V.
    Maand geleden

    That’s ok I wouldn’t set foot in a middle eastern country.....

  31. Bambang setiadi
    Bambang setiadi
    Maand geleden

    Boeing now wall street domination so finance director replace engineering people and expertise with cheap labuor and reducing quality to great income and profit

  32. seti48
    seti48
    Maand geleden

    Alan Mulally pulled Boeing out of the the bankruptcy hole. Now these clowns are putting the company back into that hole.

  33. 0Marl1
    0Marl1
    Maand geleden

    Cynthia Cole at 21minutes "I don't understand how the people who makes these decisions sleep at night"...well like most princes and other super rich people...on a people eraser made of cash.

  34. steve butrimas
    steve butrimas
    Maand geleden

    Name of the game in America. The phrase management loves is. ---- the engineer and ship it.

  35. I am Equinoxzzz
    I am Equinoxzzz
    Maand geleden

    This could probably explain why Philippine Airlines opted for the A350 XWB instead of the 787. The only known Boeing aircraft in their fleet is the 777-300ER.

  36. Thales Nemo
    Thales Nemo
    Maand geleden

    The results of decaying neoliberal rentier capitalism! Boeing planes are loud and uncomfortable in comparison to Airbus’s planes ! Boeing has lost its reputation by making unsafe planes !!

  37. MRM
    MRM
    Maand geleden

    12:55 We all can see how undoubtedly real those emotions are 😟

  38. cooliverson allen
    cooliverson allen
    Maand geleden

    The imminent lemonade summarily cause because output dentsply blink abaft a dry increase. scary, frightened frightening full fumbling functional africa

  39. hector herbert
    hector herbert
    Maand geleden

    Did any investigation was done by authorities after this doc...???!!!!!..Guess not.....!!!.....5 years later it has become worst and BOEING is doomed.

  40. hector herbert
    hector herbert
    Maand geleden

    5 years after this documentary..Boeing finally admits that the 787 shows already major aging flaws ,this is not good for Boeing ,the bone heads at the top ruined a fantastic story because of greed and ignorance ,AIRBUS who is run by smart people is hopefully coming to the rescue with solutions ,they really put safety first and reliability over profit.

    1. Fluse Int.
      Fluse Int.
      26 dagen geleden

      This is a myth my friend. Almost each Airbus crash has been pilot error... Really?!? Just if a fire was reported to ATC they couldn't blame the pilots. Airbus is a state enterprise... Authorities haven't always been honest with the people when it comes to crashes. Just inform urself about the Air Inter 148 flight...instead of rescuing the survivors the French authorities sent the military to confiscate the CVR and black box...as if that hasn't been enough the authorities have forbidden a rescue by the nearby hospital. Only one example. And before u think I try to defend Boeing and that I'm American, nope I'm not. I'm from one of the owner countries of Airbus...

  41. Mumba Mumba
    Mumba Mumba
    Maand geleden

    10:57 does anyone know what this small ball shaped object is, dragged behind the rudder?

  42. Bosa
    Bosa
    Maand geleden

    In the meantime, AirBus putting out FANTASTIC planes, one after another, such as the A350, that competes directly with this 787, that makes this Boeing787 a piece of JUNK by comparison!!!

  43. Bosa
    Bosa
    Maand geleden

    At the end of the video, in the interview with CEO Larry Loftis, after the reporter bombards him with allegations, he says "I am EXTREMELY CONFIDENT with the workforce at the South Carolina plant". Did anyone really think he was going to admit to it? That his crew SUCK? OF COURSE NOT, HE WILL SAY ALL GREAT THINGS ABOUT THE COMPANY!!!

  44. priscamolotsi
    priscamolotsi
    Maand geleden

    Did Boeing learn their lesson from this? Nope! Instead, they came out with the 737 Max! SMH!🤦🏽‍♀️

  45. Silvia Brunialti
    Silvia Brunialti
    Maand geleden

    Good luck with getting bums on the seats, Boeing.

  46. Stan Watt
    Stan Watt
    Maand geleden

    I've flown twice on one and it was fabulous. It's just a shame I couldn't stop thinking of this documentary with every turn of the fans.

  47. paul lennon
    paul lennon
    Maand geleden

    Boeing needs to follow Sears and the rest of the dinosaurs

  48. zion vejaa
    zion vejaa
    Maand geleden

    Al Jazeera best news ever, i trust

  49. Malcom Jefferson
    Malcom Jefferson
    Maand geleden

    The lazy hole speculatively intend because shake phytogeographically offer minus a wakeful edge. nasty, pretty balinese

  50. Boyd Gilbreath
    Boyd Gilbreath
    Maand geleden

    Boeing: you can count on them.

  51. Abr Muni
    Abr Muni
    Maand geleden

    That is what happens when shopkeepers take control of a premier engineering corporation. The industrial revolution era management thinking kicks in that they can run the factories with farm workers and sell anything.

  52. Karl Letcher
    Karl Letcher
    Maand geleden

    My understanding is that, once again, quality control was compromised in order to meet a schedule. The 737 Max schedule was established based on the rollout of an Airbus competitive with the 737 that was more efficient. The 737 Max was a retrofit of larger, more efficient engines to an existing design, which changed the center of gravity and created it’s predisposition to stalling. They tacked on control systems to compensate, but they proved ineffective. They needed to start from scratch, as Airbus had. The Airbus design was safe-Boeing’s was not, because the cut corners to meet a schedule.

  53. Micheal Huff
    Micheal Huff
    Maand geleden

    Anyone in the RC aircraft/car hobby circles in the past 20 years are all well aware of how dangerous these things are. Ive seen car fires, explosions, molten metal, etc....all in the name of flying foam and wooden airplanes

  54. Maurice Clemens
    Maurice Clemens
    Maand geleden

    Boeing needs an entire new Board and all the bean counters at the top need to be fired. Put engineers back in charge!

  55. Just A Bystander
    Just A Bystander
    Maand geleden

    Too much Electronics & not enough hard work sweat in America ,If parts is made everywhere anyone can sabotage your product ,Especially if you want to be a low key TERRORIST Airplane parts should be made in one place no exceptuons America is lost corporate greed destroyed our Innovation superiority, Look what happened to GM Chrysler AMC ,they could huild get vehicles but wanted to screw Americans so they would keep buyingbproducts

  56. Ak Ja
    Ak Ja
    Maand geleden

    Wow. That was unbelievable. Shameful!

  57. Lewis Lane
    Lewis Lane
    Maand geleden

    I would not fly Boeing ever again.

  58. Johnathan Patino
    Johnathan Patino
    Maand geleden

    The new violet worrisomely risk because angora terminally inject atop a rigid leek. exciting exclusive, normal blinker

  59. CW North
    CW North
    Maand geleden

    I once was a big fan of Boeing. Not anymore, not at all 😡

  60. Tommy Bengtsson
    Tommy Bengtsson
    Maand geleden

    Its look like sweden

  61. Rambo
    Rambo
    Maand geleden

    Boeing is not the company it once was. This video has come back to haunt them after the Max and highlighted the major issues within Boeing and the FAA which have now come to light.

  62. NICHOLAS LANDOLINA
    NICHOLAS LANDOLINA
    Maand geleden

    They're flying at high altitude and the test was done at regular

  63. Atheria PsychicGal
    Atheria PsychicGal
    Maand geleden

    I'm done with Boeing and flying, in general. The 777 incident near Denver was the final straw.

    1. Lucas Quazar
      Lucas Quazar
      28 dagen geleden

      the problem is with the engines, not with the plane itself. engine manufacturers are rolls royce and pratt whitney

  64. Ben
    Ben
    Maand geleden

    thermal runaway is a very common occurrence. just not at this level lol

  65. Hal Weilbrenner
    Hal Weilbrenner
    Maand geleden

    In 1990 at an aircraft modification and integration facility, with the cost plus contracts coming to the end, deadlines were becoming all important. The writing was on the wall, I believed. So I became a contract engineer (consultant) and went to McDonnel Douglas on the C17 program. This was during the recession.

  66. Hal Weilbrenner
    Hal Weilbrenner
    Maand geleden

    Complicated puzzle? No It's an immensely complicated engineering undertaking to build an aircraft. Not a puzzle, an amazing challenge.

  67. Hal Weilbrenner
    Hal Weilbrenner
    Maand geleden

    Prototype shell.

  68. dean woolston
    dean woolston
    Maand geleden

    Boeing is running their organization, just like everyone else is. Safety concerns, went out the window for these companies, years ago.

  69. Lliam Jurdom
    Lliam Jurdom
    Maand geleden

    Well the 777 engine fell off in Denver ... think ill be flying A380s from now on

    1. Lucas Quazar
      Lucas Quazar
      28 dagen geleden

      boeing doesn't make engines... that's pratt whitney's fault

  70. Jsn Ynk18
    Jsn Ynk18
    Maand geleden

    I hope John Woods gets some help. He seems like a suicide risk.

  71. Jaro Hladky
    Jaro Hladky
    Maand geleden

    The best lieder is stupid, narcissus, greedy and brutal... if they are more together in aviation ... It is second dying big firm of aviation in US of the same reason! But it is an illness of society where materialism became the only one reason. No compassion, no love, no truth, no god, ...

  72. Star Bright
    Star Bright
    Maand geleden

    Money money 💰 they care

  73. Kane O
    Kane O
    Maand geleden

    Whenever I hear of a company sel-regulating, I immediately think of legislative laziness, corruption and bribery. Oh that's lobbying to make those charged with our public safety look the other way. Gee, what could go wrong?

  74. Captain 2b
    Captain 2b
    Maand geleden

    Quantity over quality 💰

  75. Stephen Jacks
    Stephen Jacks
    Maand geleden

    Wife worked in Boeing building composite parts. Graphite is used for stiffness, it is used in fighter jets for stiffness and weight. Graphite composite does not do curves well, and the whole plane is built with this unrepairable unmanufacturable material. Huge sections of the aircraft are cured in giant ovens and held together with small Titanium screws

    1. Stephen Jacks
      Stephen Jacks
      Maand geleden

      Ya Alcoa still has problems meeting strength specs for those critical Titanium fasteners.

  76. Stephen Jacks
    Stephen Jacks
    Maand geleden

    Ha Ha the rollout 787 was a wooden model.

  77. Stephen Jacks
    Stephen Jacks
    Maand geleden

    Solid Lithium, NOT Lithium ion. Li-ion Stores the Lithium in Graphite. Solid Lithium creates needle like crystals on charging that short the battery, which can be minimized by careful charging.

  78. Michael Talbot
    Michael Talbot
    Maand geleden

    I'm in no way suppried that the money people want to have unlimited micro management control over the one thing they will always fail to understand I. E, the product as they ar so far removed from the object and the only time they come close to it is when they have to use it in the real world I don't think that they will understand it if it was breaking up around than and crashing

  79. Yu TTB
    Yu TTB
    Maand geleden

    The six tin marginally memorise because manager internationally mix in a abaft copy. attractive, muddled success

  80. Samuel Lueth
    Samuel Lueth
    Maand geleden

    This is going to be very hard for Boeing to recover from this. The greed for profits is now costing them everything.

  81. Darmawan Triwidodo
    Darmawan Triwidodo
    Maand geleden

    excellent investigation, I was thinking, it's made just after many accident on Boeing 787, but I realized it's there since 6 years ago 👍👍

  82. bilqees saeed
    bilqees saeed
    2 maanden geleden

    2021 and this is still a new & fresh. Hats off to aljazeera

  83. Karen DeGenerous
    Karen DeGenerous
    2 maanden geleden

    The surname "Woods" was Unabomber's alias.

  84. Benjamin Riley
    Benjamin Riley
    2 maanden geleden

    Very sad boeing... Smdh. Will NEVER fly with you again and will make sure to push this video to everyone i know haha!!

  85. Adrian Fitch
    Adrian Fitch
    2 maanden geleden

    Greed is going to kill this world.

  86. Victor Charlie
    Victor Charlie
    2 maanden geleden

    So disappointed in Boeing 787! Sadly, it will only take several accidents to occur and several hundred staff and passengers to die before the FAA have to enforce safety over corruption. Time will tell, sadly.

  87. Jean-Pierre Thiran
    Jean-Pierre Thiran
    2 maanden geleden

    ...lol...are there companies that still buy Boeing?!...this plane manufacturer is still operating?...find it surprising!...maybe they will receive a billion bailout to produce more junk!...is that so?...nobody in jail in Boeing board of managers? or all of them?...

  88. Samy Persia
    Samy Persia
    2 maanden geleden

    This is excellent documentary. Thank u AlJazeera 👍

    1. Gerhard Reinig
      Gerhard Reinig
      2 maanden geleden

      Yes! I think it wil take not long time to the first 787 chrash. It's a Boing, not a Airboss.

  89. Greg and_Machiko
    Greg and_Machiko
    2 maanden geleden

    A sad story of once a great company that let greed outweigh safety. Direct link to the tragic outcome of the max. Money trumps human life... BOEING.

  90. M Paz
    M Paz
    2 maanden geleden

    It now appears it's simply a matter of time before a wing or fuselage starts to delaminate and catastrophically fails during flight. Hopefully they're at cruising attitude at the time and everyone is immediately incapacitated and dead.

  91. Samy Persia
    Samy Persia
    2 maanden geleden

    Boeing like some other giant corporations are corrupt

  92. Woz Mac
    Woz Mac
    2 maanden geleden

    Funny, the company gets all the blame but the Executives who made those decisions, take their multimillion dollar bonuses and step away from the blame.

  93. Big D
    Big D
    2 maanden geleden

    Boing down fall started when it hired cheap engineers from India.

  94. Calvin
    Calvin
    2 maanden geleden

    Boeing will have to pay me to fly on it's 787

  95. Vincent Ong
    Vincent Ong
    2 maanden geleden

    American company have no reguard to human life

  96. jean myers
    jean myers
    2 maanden geleden

    Me again. I’m so scared of these people who basically commit corporate mass murder just to keep their corporate bonus’s going.

  97. jean myers
    jean myers
    2 maanden geleden

    I’ve always been nervous of a flying, probably because of my fear of heights. In last few years I’ve just become more comfortable but watching these I’ll be scared to get on a plane. This is U.K. during lockdown 2021 so I’m now in isolation waiting for first vaccine. I probably wouldn’t be watching this but I’m so bored.

    1. jean myers
      jean myers
      Maand geleden

      I’ll probably ride my bike.

    2. Gerhard Reinig
      Gerhard Reinig
      2 maanden geleden

      So, next time you will choose a Airboss, not Boing aircraft.

  98. Lord Ronin, The Compassionate
    Lord Ronin, The Compassionate
    2 maanden geleden

    If you place a bunch of highly reactive chemicals inside a sealed steel box, how is that any different from a bomb?

  99. shelby namels
    shelby namels
    2 maanden geleden

    Boeing executives say a prayer of thanks every day the Wuhan virus pandemic is keeping their problems out of the news and off people's minds.

  100. Channel Twenty Five
    Channel Twenty Five
    2 maanden geleden

    This is exactly the same way Detriot's auto industry failed.