The FAA today proposed fining Boeing $13.57 million for allegedly failing to meet deadlines for providing guidance to comply with the agency’s fuel tank flammability reduction rule. The rule, issued in July 2008, gave Boeing and Airbus until Dec. 27, 2010, to provide the regulator with aircraft-specific service instructions on replacing oxygen in fuel tanks with nitrogen. The FAA alleges that Boeing was 301 days late with 747 instructions and 406 days late with 757 instructions. ...

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