Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Boeing to receive FAA fine

US FAA proposed a $1.05 million civil penalty against Boeing "for allegedly failing to correct a known problem in production and installation of the central passenger oxygen system in" 777s.

The agency said it based the proposed fine "on inspections of nine newly assembled aircraft between April and October 2010. Inspectors discovered that spacers in the oxygen delivery system distribution tubing on the aircraft were not installed correctly. Improper installation could result in the system not supplying oxygen to passengers should depressurization occur."

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said the agency "has strict regulations when it comes to the maintenance and installation of aircraft systems that all manufacturers and operators must follow." Boeing has 30 days to respond.

(Aaron Karp - ATWOnline News)

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