FAA issued a Fine of $17 million to Boeing over 737 problems
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had issued Boeing with yet another fine of $17 million over two issues with select variants of the Boeing 737.
The FAA initially proposed a fine of $19.7 million and $5.4 million for the two issues however later settled for $17 million.
The FAA also reserved the right to issue up to $10.1 million in additional fines if the issues aren’t fixed within a given specific timeframe.
Boeing will also be required to change the production process to allow the FAA to oversee the production.
The first issue on the 737 was with the Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance Systems installed on certain 737NG and 737MAX.
The sensors installed on the system were not tested nor approved to be used and Boeing decided to certify it airworthy even without the required approval for the sensors.
The second issue was due to the installation of nonconforming slat tracks on certain 737 MAX’s. Boeing has certified over 178 MAX’s while knowing that it potentially may have faulty slat tracks.
Boeing’s fines for the 737 keep adding up, the manufacturer was slammed with a fine of $2.5 billion for the 737 MAX issue which resulted in a world-wide ban and the aircraft being grounded for 20 months.