FAA Proposes Fining Boeing US$1.25 Million For Exerting Pressure On Safety Inspectors
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August 6, 2020 - by Dominic Gates for www.seattletimes.com
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday proposed a fine of more than $1.25 million for Boeing, alleging that senior managers exerted undue pressure or interfered with the work of employees designated to represent the FAA in safety inspections.
According to an FAA charging letter, at least four senior Boeing managers at the company's plant in South Carolina — including the vice president of 787 operations, the senior quality manager and the director of delivery — pressured engineers and inspectors charged with overseeing quality control in production of the 787 Dreamliner.
Those managers should not have been directly involved in the process of signing off on quality and safety, which is the purview of a specific team of Boeing employees who are designated to represent the FAA and to...
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