Boeing to pay a penalty worth $17 million and also agreed to take corrective steps in production procedures. All the gluten is under a settlement with US – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) relating to issues on its 737 Max and NG aircraft.
The aviation King Boeing is hard struck with its 737 Max aircrafts. It will pay at least $17 million in penalties and has agreed to take corrective steps in its production processes.
- This costly settlement is made with US regulator the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). And, expectantly relates to issues on its 737 Max and NG aircraft.
Apparently, FAA found that the manufacturer had installed unapproved sensors for equipment (instruments) on 759 Boeing 737 Max and NG aircraft.
FAA in March 2020 first proposed a fine of almost $20 million. It included defaulter that Boeing in June 2015 and April 2019 installed Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance Systems on its narrow body that aircrafts.
- And, these were equipped with sensors that were not approved as being compatible with those guidance systems.
Boeing submitted 178 Boeing 737 Max aircraft for airworthiness certification. However, at that period of time, the aircraft potentially had nonconforming slat tracks installed.
- And, adding to the mismanagement it improperly marked those slat tracks.
- The non-confirming slats issue was initially raised in January 2020.
- And, the FAA reposed a $5.4 million penalty relating to the period between June 2018 and March 2019.
”We take our responsibility to meet all regulatory requirements very seriously,” Boeing expressed on May 27.
Upon questioning, they also added that-
“These penalties stem from issues that were raised in 2019 and which we fully resolved in our production system and supply chain. We continue to devote time and resources to improving safety and quality performance across our operations.””This includes ensuring that our teammates understand all requirements and comply with them in every way.”
Addition of more and more penalties
As well as paying the financial penalty, could rise if conditions are not met. Boeing is determined to carry out a number of corrective follow ups in relation to the issues.
And, Correctable measures include:
Strengthening Procedures- to ensure it does not install any parts that do not conform to their approved design.
Performing safety risk management analysis- to determine if its supply-chain oversight processes are ”appropriate”.
- And, also whether the company is ready to safely increase the Boeing 737 production rate.
What does FAA have in the say?
Notably, FAA administrator Steve Dickson said: ''Keeping the flying public safe is our primary responsibility. And, it is not negotiable, so the FAA will hold Boeing and the aviation industry accountable to keep our skies safe.”
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