The FAA has proposed a civil penalty of $13.57 million against Boeing for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions enabling airlines to further reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on more than 380 Boeing jetliners, stemming from the TWA flight 800 crash in July 1996. Since then, the FAA said it has issued 283 directives to prevent the ignition of vapors in and around commercial aircraft fuel tanks (ATW Daily News, Nov. 15, 2005). On July 21, 2008, the FAA published ...

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