Settlement of Pending and Potential Enforcement Cases
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) resolved multiple pending and potential enforcement cases with Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Under a settlement agreement, Boeing paid $12 million and pledged to implement and improve several certification processes to further enhance the airworthiness and continued compliance of all Boeing products. The agreement resolved two initiated cases and 11 other matters that were opened during the last several years. The first initiated case involved Boeing’s tardiness in developing information for the installation of fuel tank flammability reduction equipment on Boeing 747 and 757 aircraft (see Boeing instance, “Delays in Providing Explosion Prevention Guidance”). The second initiated case involved the company’s insufficient corrective action after discovering that a supplier had been providing incorrectly shaped fasteners (see Boeing instance, “Quality Control Violations on Model 777 Airplanes”). The uninitiated matters involved allegations of delays in submitting required safety information, production quality control problems, and failures to implement corrective actions for those production problems.
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