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Boeing could be fined £1m for pressuring aircraft safety reps to 'perform inspections more quickly'; Planemaker accused of 'harassment' by the Federal Aviation Administration

Aug 10, 2020 - The Independent UK

Planemaker accused of 'harassment' by the Federal Aviation Administration

Boeing faces being hit with a $1.25m (£960,000) fine after allegedly pressuring safety inspectors to inspect aircraft more quickly.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has accused the planemaker of "pressuring," "harassing," and "berating the performance of" engineers, inspectors and managers on the oversight team in charge of quality control at the company's plant in South Carolina.

Accusations ha...