Boeing makes payment to end enforcement cases

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), recently joined Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) in a comprehensive settlement agreement that will settle several pending as well as possible enforcement cases.

As part of the agreement, Boeing will pay $12 million. The company will also improve its compliance systems and improve several of its certification processes to heighten the company’s airworthiness.

“It is imperative that everyone complies with our aviation systems high safety standards,” Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, said. “This agreement is an important step toward ensuring that Boeing fully meets all applicable compliance standards going forward.”

These new obligations and commitments require the company to meet required performance targets. The targets are meant to improve the early discovery as well as self-disclosure of the company as it handles possible regulatory compliance dilemmas. It will also help the company create and apply timely, effective and corrective measures.

“Compliance requires all certificate holders to develop and implement internal controls that ensure they’re operating according to the highest standards,” Michael Huerta, FAA administrator, said. “Boeing has agreed to implement improvements in its design, planning, production and maintenance planning processes, and has already implemented several of these improvements.”

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