Skip to main content

Boeing on track to meet FAA deadline to present quality control fixes

·1 min

Boeing will present a plan to address assembly line quality issues to US regulators next week. The plan was requested by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) after a 737 Max aircraft experienced a hole in its side. The FAA audited Boeing’s production line and identified instances where the company allegedly failed to comply with quality control requirements. Boeing and the FAA have been in regular communication during the development of the plan. The presentation of the plan is considered the beginning of a longer process towards ensuring the production of safe airplanes. Boeing is currently focusing on training, simplifying work instructions, and improving tools to enhance safety. The company acknowledges customer frustration over production delays and quality issues. Boeing still intends to acquire its key supplier, Spirit AeroSystems, and is working on addressing work arrangements with other companies like Airbus.