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FAA audit of Boeing's 737 Max production reportedly found 'dozens of issues'

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U.S. air safety regulators found numerous problems at facilities owned by Boeing and one of its key suppliers after a six-week audit of the production of the 737 Max jet, according to a report. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) initiated the probe after a door panel blew off a 737 Max 9 flight in early January. The audit revealed issues related to failure to follow approved manufacturing processes and failure to maintain proper quality control documentation. Boeing passed 56 out of 89 product audits, while the supplier had passing grades in only six out of 13 audits. The FAA has given Boeing 90 days to develop a plan for quality-control improvements.