DOJ expands its Boeing 737 Max probe to the Dreamliner, report says

Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner is reportedly beneath investigation.


The US Justice Department has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing for information on the manufacturing of the 787 Dreamliner, signaling an growth of its Boeing 737 Max felony investigation to the airline’s bigger, luxurious plane. Citing two sources, the Seattle Times on Friday stated there have been “allegations of shoddy work” and corner-cutting on Dreamliner manufacturing in South Carolina.

Boeing’s 737 Max MCAS flight management system was blamed as the reason for two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia that killed 346 individuals. Boeing accomplished take a look at flights for the software program repair to its grounded 737 Max airliner in April, and in May stated the replace was completed and prepared for analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration.

According to the Seattle Times, a 3rd supply stated a number of Boeing workers had been subpoenaed on the Dreamliner manufacturing plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, earlier in June. These subpoenas got here from the identical DOJ prosecutors concerned within the 737 Max investigation, the report stated.

The DOJ is wanting into “broad cultural problems” at Boeing, the Seattle Times stated a supply instructed.

There’s nonetheless no schedule for when the 737 Max will probably be again within the air, however earlier this month Boeing scored a take care of International Airlines Group — together with British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling — which can purchase 200 737 Max 8s and 10s.

The DOJ and Boeing did not instantly reply to requests for remark.

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