FAA Proposes Civil Penalty Against Boeing for Quality Control Violations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it is proposing a $2.75 million civil penalty against Boeing for allegedly failing to maintain its quality control system in accordance with approved FAA procedures.

The Boeing CompanyIn September 2008, Boeing discovered that it had been installing nonconforming fasteners on its Boeing 777 airplanes. On October 2008, the FAA sent Boeing a letter of investigation that requested a response within 20 working days.
The FAA alleges that Boeing repeatedly submitted action plans that set deadlines for the accomplishment of certain corrective actions, but subsequently failed to implement those plans.
The company implemented a plan to address the fastener issue on Nov. 10, 2010, more than two years after Boeing first learned of the problem.

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