Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Installing Nonconforming Slat Tracks – 737 NG Aircraft
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $3.9 million civil penalty against Boeing for installing nonconforming components on approximately 133 aircraft, which Boeing subsequently presented as ready for airworthiness certification. The FAA alleged that Boeing failed to adequately oversee its suppliers to ensure they complied with the company’s quality assurance system, resulting in the installation of slat tracks weakened by a condition known as hydrogen embrittlement that occurred during cadmium-titanium plating.
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