FAA seeks to fine Boeing $3.9 million for faulty jet parts

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Posted at 10:38 AM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 10:38:03-05

Boeing faces a possible fine of nearly $4 million after safety regulators say the company installed faulty parts on the wings of some Boeing 737 jets.

The Federal Aviation Administration says suppliers told Boeing about a problem with the components, which are known as slat tracks.

The parts sit at the front edge of a plane's wings and guide the movement of panels called slats, which help give planes more lift during takeoffs and landings.

The FAA says the slat tracks were weakened during a process in which they were coated with cadmium and titanium and became too brittle to meet safety standards.

Boeing has 30 days to respond to the FAA allegations.