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AA And Boeing To Pay FAA Fine Of $3.3 Million  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12145 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3853 times:
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"American Airlines and Boeing Corp. have agreed to pay more than $3.3 million in fines for violating federal aviation regulations, Boeing paid a civil penalty of $824,800 for its alleged failure to maintain its quality control system for production of its 737, 747, 767 and 777 jets from October 1998 to April 2002."

http://www.indystar.com/articles/3/151533-4563-031.html

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User currently offlineStefandotde From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3804 times:

"Boeing paid a civil penalty of $824,800 for its alleged failure to maintain its quality control system for production of its 737, 747, 767 and 777 jets from October 1998 to April 2002."

This is why Lufthansa sent mechanicans to controll the production of their planes.



User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3760 times:
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This is why Lufthansa sent mechanicans to controll the production of their planes.

This logic goes along the lines of me going to the factory and riding along with the chassis of the car that I am buying and bringing my own torque wrench  Big grin (well, actually, I know a guy who did that, but he was a factory line worker at Ford so he could pull that off...).

Isn't the plane you buy supposed to be in top shape WHEN YOU BUY IT? Uh oh, I may have accidentally started an A vs. B war.



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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22993 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3615 times:

Comparing $824,800 to the price of one of those planes makes me think that the alleged violations were not too serious.


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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

Stefandote:

What exactly are "mechanicans"?


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

"What exactly are "mechanicans"?" - come on, English is not his native language, and we understood pretty well what he said... I don't think this was fair.

However, his quoting skills are perfect - look at his post signature. What is its purpose, Stefan? Whoever "reopened" those or whatever else chambers is not visiting this forum. Want other Americans here "to feel ashamed"? Not fair either (at best) plus, you know, generally speaking, there are plenty of things (in history) to make personally you to feel really ashamed (using same "collective responsibility" approach)... should we escalate this nonsense?

As for LH guys to control Boeing production - never heard of it (please, tell me more) but, AFAIK, BA had some problems with Boeing aircraft quality, so either they were visiting Boeing, or Boeing engineers had to do something on already delivered aircraft... In general, these things happen, up to product recall (had happened, say, to Mercedes), so, by itself, it hardly deserves any attention...


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3273 times:

Just to point out the fact that the quote was "failure to maintain its quality control SYSTEM" (my emphasis). That doesn't mean to say the planes are dodgy, only the paperwork (allegedly). Big difference.

Geoff M.


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