Boeing fined $12m by US for `multiple` issues
December 22, 2015, 6:40 pm   

Aircraft maker Boeing is to pay a $12m (£8m) fine for "multiple pending and potential enforcement cases", the US air regulator has said.

The firm failed to meet a deadline to provide fuel tank safety instructions to airlines, among other issues, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Boeing has agreed to pay the fine and take action to improve certification.

The agency said it "does not allege that these issues created unsafe conditions".

"It is imperative that everyone complies with our aviation system`s high safety standards," said US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

"This agreement is an important step toward ensuring that Boeing fully meets all applicable compliance standards going forward."

The other violations involve Boeing`s delay in addressing incorrectly shaped fasteners used on airliners, as well as production quality control problems.

FAA administrator Michael Huerta said: "Boeing has agreed to implement improvements in its design, planning, production and maintenance planning processes, and has already implemented several of these improvements."



Comments

m1.png m2.png m3.png m4.png m5.png
f1.png f2.png f3.png f4.png f5.png
+ =
Exchange Rates
EUR/USD 1.0661
EUR/BRL 3.4097
EUR/AUD 1.4225
EUR/TRY 4.0387
Weather

London

Jan16      01:57
  1. Humidity 47%
  2. Downwind
  3. Winds 0 kph
Now
-14℃
Latest Videos
VIDEO: The Biology of Bliss and the Human OS - Jamie Wheal
Terror and Tourism: Changing the Travel Landscape
Earth In 2050 - HD Documentary 2015
The drive for gender equality in corporate Japan
Plane touches down then aborts during storm (VIDEO)
The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens (VIDEO)
Money Survival Tips for Millennials (VIDEO)
Lightning strike explodes a tree (VIDEO)
The Moons of Mars Explained (VIDEO)
3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Awesome! (VIDEO)
3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible! (VIDEO)
Nuclear Energy Explained: How does it work (VIDEO)
Latest Photos
best cities for small businesses
Best Jobs in America (PHOTOS)
Inside the coolest private jets (PHOTOS)
The best hotel club floors in the world
Winning Images from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest
PHOTOS: Raging Wildfires Prompt Major Evacuation
Amazing Geometry Cities from air - Photos
Photos Bangkok Get snow - Opens Snow Village
Stunning Summer Aerials from Around the World (PHOTOS)