The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed imposing a $2.75 million civil penalty against airplane manufacturer, Boeing Co for not providing proper solution to the control issues in reasonable amount of time.
The FAA said that Boeing came to know in September 2008 that it is using fasteners on its 777 model that are not complying with the standards. The watchdog had launched an investigation into the matter. It said that the company set several deadlines to address the issue but did not change the component in reasonable amount of time. The FAA said that Boeing made a plan in 2010 to address the fastener issue, after two years of coming to know about the problem.
A spokesman for the Chicago-based plane maker said on Friday said, "We are working closely with the FAA to ensure we understand and address any remaining concerns with this proposed penalty. We take any concern about safety, compliance and conformity very seriously."
Boeing now said that it now has robust database for tracking issues, additional management oversight as well as a series of review meetings with the FAA to address all issues with its offerings.
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