From Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/eamonnf...story-of-the-boeing-787-finally-hits-the-fan/ From the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/b...-raises-questions.html?ref=jamesbstewart&_r=0 Both of these articles have been quoted, We have not discussed directly the role of the 70% non-US content of the B787, nor the export of Boeing technology for wing boxes and construction. The authors of these articles seem to suggest that the Boeing management of the time and the G W Bush administration gave away the crown jewels of Boeing, ignored regulatory oversight and bet the B787 on an outsourced approach. There are a few otehr articles that make the regulatory oversight accusations more directly. Frankly, I know there are major issues here, but i do not know how material those are in the current set of problems. Without question Boeing has proven thus far unable to properly manage a far-flung design and sourcing model, based on the three years of delays. The Airbus A380 experience suggests that Boeing is not alone in those issues. Is this a failure of an overly complex development model for an incredibly complex machine? Is this particular to Boeing? Are aircraft inherently different than other massively complex endeavors, bridges, tunnels etc?