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View Diary: Engineer on 787 electrical system fired for pointing out flaws (86 comments)

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  •  This is different than archichecture (3+ / 0-)

    Design drawings for electrical components are an entirely different beast, since electrons don't "know" which room they are supposed to go into or what parts of the diagram they can ignore.   Any electrical design company should have a very rigid and formal change control and revision control system in place -- and I would imagine it goes double for any aerospace company.    Production plans, test plans, certification, and a whole bunch of other stuff depends upon those drawings and if they are not consistant you are at least wasting a lot of time, and at worse doing an external design review on a product that doesn't actually exist.   "Oh, I thought that the device was internally fused, so I don't have a fuse on this bus..."

    I don't know whether this guy was flailing at straws, but it does open a door into a company that had at least one engineer who was a bit "off."

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