Boeing Faces $13.6M FAA Fine For Tank Instructions Delay

Law360, New York (July 16, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday threatened The Boeing Co. with a $13.6 million fine for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions designed to help airlines reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on some jetliners.

Boeing allegedly was nearly a year late in submitting new designs and service instructions that the FAA ordered after the crash of Trans World Airlines Inc. Flight 800 in 1996. The Boeing 747 exploded in the air about a half-hour after taking off from New York’s John...
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