Is outsourcing the culprit? Little has been written about what is clearly the 787’s biggest program problem. Boeing embraced outsourcing to save time and money; neither happened. In fact it is safe to say the jeopardy that Boeing finds itself in is a direct result of outsourcing.
Forbes is one of the few publications to address the base problem.
The B-787 is a great design; maybe they need to put the designers back in charge instead of bean counters.