UK regulator to fine Boeing Co. $5.4 million for defective parts on 737 MAX jets



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UK regulator to fine Boeing Co. $5.4 million for defective parts on 737 MAX jets

Late on Friday, the 10th of January 2020, the US aviation authority, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), had issued a statement saying that it was looking to a $5.4 million in punitive measures from the Illinois planemaker over allegations that Boeing Co.

executives apparently remained blindfolded during a mass installation of defective parts at its 737 MAX aircrafts between 2015 and 2018. Meanwhile, adding that the crisis-struck world’s No.

1 low-cost aircraft carrier maker, which had been overwhelmingly embarrassed this week following release of hundreds of internal conversations of its employees mocking and scrutinizing over the defective development of its best-selling 737 MAX, FAA said in its Friday’s (January 10th) statement, “Boeing Co.

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.

” Aside from that, it had been the second civil penalty proposed against the Chicago planemaker in less than a period of one month, as earlier on December FAA said it sought a lump-sum of $3.9 million in punitive measures against Boeing Co. for the same issue that involved 133 737 NG jets.