The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handed out its “largest-ever” fines against two unruly passengers. One fine totalled to US$81,950 and the other was US$77,272, and both are part of US$2 million worth of penalties the agency has issued since January. It comes as the regulator’s Zero Tolerance Policy, which was introduced in January last
It comes three years after the Lion Air crash on Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft in 2018 which killed 189 passengers, shortly followed by an Ethiopian Airlines crash on the same jet, killing 157 passengers.
When deliveries were first paused, Boeing expected the defects to only cause a three-week further delay, but now it's feared the uncertain timestamp may increase airline cancellations.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether the “culture” within Boeing has led to employees concealing safety problems in fear of repercussions from executives. The letter was sent on the 19 August, under the subject of an assessment results regarding Organization Designation Authorization (ODA), from the FAA’s Ian Wong, who assists Boeing’s safety oversight. The