FAA identifies issues in Boeing's manufacturing process control, parts handling, and product control

March 6, 2024
Specifically non-compliance issues were identified by the FAA in Boeing’s manufacturing process control, parts handling and storage, and product control, AviationPros reports.

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. - A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) audit of Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems has found multiple instances where the companies allegedly failed to comply with manufacturing quality control requirements, AviationPros reports. Continue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

6 March 2024 -The six-week audit was prompted by a 5 Jan. mid-flight dislodging of a door plug from a Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft. The audit is separate from an expert panel review and that panel's final report, which was shared with the public on 26 Feb. and indicated gaps in “Boeing’s safety journey.”

To hold Boeing accountable for the issues, the FAA has halted production expansion of the 737 MAX, is exploring the use of a third party to conduct independent reviews of quality systems, and will continue its increased onsite presence at Boeing’s facility in Renton, Washington, and Spirit AeroSystems’ facility in Wichita, Kansas.

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Jamie Whitney, Senior Editor
Military + Aerospace Electronics

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