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Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:17 AM

FAA seeks $3.9 million fine from Boeing for defective parts on 737 NG planes

Source: Reuters

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December 6, 2019 / 4:21 PM / Updated 3 hours ago

David Shepardson
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Friday it seeks to impose a $3.9 million fine on Boeing Co, alleging it failed to prevent the installation of defective parts on about 130 737 NG airplanes.

The FAA alleged that Boeing “failed to adequately oversee its suppliers to ensure they complied with the company’s quality assurance system ... Boeing knowingly submitted aircraft for final FAA airworthiness certification after determining that the parts could not be used due to a failed strength test.”

In a statement on Friday, Boeing did not admit liability but said they were aware of the FAA’s concerns.

“We are working closely with our customers to take the appropriate corrective actions,” spokesman Charles Bickers said.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-fine/faa-seeks-3-9-million-fine-from-boeing-for-defective-parts-on-737-ng-planes-idUSKBN1YA2F2

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:19 AM

1. What's that? About 15 minutes' profits?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:21 AM

2. And further loss of customers' trust--which can cost a lot more in the long term. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:24 AM

3. Most flyers don't have a clue what plane they're on or care. They want on board and in the air.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:28 AM

4. I'm talking about the airlines that buy the planes. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:35 AM

5. Boeing will have no problem selling planes. They never have. $3.9M isn't even a hand slap. 737 ...

will get re-certified. Not a doubt in my mind and they'll make billions more from it.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:17 PM

7. Once upon a time, the only thing I cared about was avoiding getting a middle seat.

Most flyers don't have a clue what plane they're on or care. They want on board and in the air.
You're right about that. Once upon a time, the only thing I cared about was avoiding getting a middle seat. (Or avoiding getting a bulkhead seat near the lavatory that would not recline.)

Recently, considering this thing with the 737's ... I'll be paying more attention.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 03:30 PM

8. Jeez, I can actually remember when the middle seat was the absolute worse we had to face ...

better watch out Nurse, you're dating us!!!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Dec 7, 2019, 12:01 PM

6. Yeah, about tree-fidy and a really mean look

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