FAA Slaps Boeing With $3.9 Million in Civil Penalties Over Subpar Aircraft Equipment | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

FAA Slaps Boeing With $3.9 Million in Civil Penalties Over Subpar Aircraft Equipment

Aircraft maker Boeing is facing more than $3.9 million in penalties from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after the company allegedly neglected to adhere to its own quality assurance system before installing “nonconforming components” on some 133 aircraft.

The FAA announced Friday that Boeing’s negligence in airworthiness certification and installation of subpar aircraft equipment may result in a total of $3,916,871 in civil penalties from the federal government.

According to the administration, slat tracks processed by Southwest United Industries (SUI) on June 29, 2018, and shipped to Spirit AeroSystems Inc. were ultimately delivered to Boeing for installation on its 737-series aircraft, despite the components failing a strength test.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And yet... no one who signed off on doing this, ever, ever goes to jail.

Those who read this site understand that I abhor war as a way through which the US government gets what it wants.

That being said, every time one of our military is dependent on aircraft to do their mission, it must be up to professional standards, which cannot be allowed to lag.

Two Federal laws have to come into place, to "cure the problem", as draconian as they may sound.

First, no military-industrial complex company, or sub-contractor to such a company, should never, ever be able to contribute to a Presidential campaign, ever.

Familiarity does breed contempt, and when a manufacturer thinks that they can "get away with" providing shoddy product to our military, because they play golf with our country's President, this can never be allowed to happen again.

Secondly, signing off on "loosened" safety standards, needs to become a criminal corporate offense, and whoever signed off on this, should be criminally charged; tried, and convicted by a jury of their peers, and shuffled off to a prison which is the polar opposite of a "Club Fed."

As extreme as these actions may sound, if these laws save the life of even one of our military personnel, they will have done their job.

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