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If you think this fine is for the Dreamliner fiasco, think again. This is for the 777, not 787, which has yet to incur any fines from the FAA for its grounding.
Federal air safety regulators are seeking a more than $2.7 million fine against Boeing over quality control lapses related to parts used in the 777.
The 777 is a long-range passenger airliner. The Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement Friday that Boeing discovered in September 2008 it had been installing fasteners on the airplanes that didn’t meet FAA safety standards.
The FAA opened an investigation one month later. The agency says Boeing repeatedly submitted plans that set deadlines to fix the problem, only to miss those deadlines.
The statement says the company finally implemented a plan to address the fastener issue in November 2010, more than two years after Boeing first learned of the problem
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