Boeing faces a $5.4 million penalty for allegedly installing faulty parts on 178 of its 737 Max aircraft, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The FAA indicted that the faulty parts were produced by Southwest United Industries in late June and early July of 2018, and then shipped to Spirit AeroSystems which then delivered them to Boeing.
According to the agency, Boeing failed to adequately oversee its suppliers’ compliance with the company’s quality assurance system.
Last year, Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft model was grounded following two fatal crashes that killed hundreds of passengers. Boeing let go of its CEO last month, in relation to his handling of the crisis. What’s more, emails exchanged among Boeing employees (revealed this week) showed them questioning the safety of the aircraft .