21 February 2020, Friday 12:55:22

Boeing Face to Face with one more penalty

Boeing engineers discovered in 2017 that a software glitch had rendered a warning light on the newly introduced 737 Max inoperable on 80% of the planes. But the company chose not to fix it or to inform U.S. regulators.

Boeing engineers discovered in 2017 that a software glitch had rendered a warning light on the newly introduced 737 Max inoperable on 80% of the planes. But the company chose not to fix it or to inform U.S. regulators.

Now the inoperable warning light is threatening to become a costly new headache for the planemaker: its absence on the jet violated U.S. Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

The FAA is considering imposing civil penalties, according to documents and officials, which can amount to millions of dollars.

Boeing Face to Face with one more penalty

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