Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Delays in Providing Explosion Prevention Guidance
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed $13.6 million in civil penalties against Boeing for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions enabling airlines to further reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on 383 Boeing jetliners. Boeing was given a December 27, 2010 deadline to submit instructions on how to add explosion prevention devices in its U.S.-registered 747 jumbo jets and 757 single-aisle planes. According to the FAA, Boeing missed the deadline for submitting instructions for the 747s by 301 days and was 406 days late in submitting instructions for the 757s. In December 2015, Boeing settled this and other pending and potential FAA enforcement cases for $12 million (see Boeing instance, “Settlement of Pending and Potential Enforcement Cases”).
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