Boeing to pay $6.6 million in penalties to FAA


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has fined Boeing $6.6 million to settle down a couple of matters.

The penalties include $5.4 million for failing to meet the 2015 settlement agreement in which the US manufacturer pledged to change its internal processes to improve and prioritize regulatory compliance.

Similarly, Boeing agreed to pay $1.21 million to settle two pending FAA enforcement cases. The Chicago-based manufacturer paid $12 million in 2015 as part of the settlement.

“Boeing failed to meet all of its obligations under the settlement agreement, and the FAA is holding Boeing accountable by imposing additional penalties,” said FAA Administrator Steve Dickson.

“I have reiterated to Boeing’s leadership time and again that the company must prioritize safety and regulatory compliance and that the FAA will always put safety first in all its decisions,” he added.

Boeing is beginning repairs and forensic inspections to fix structural flaws inside at least 88 parked 787s built over the last year.