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FAA Reportedly Reviewing Boeing Employee Claims of Pressure on Safety Issues

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly reviewing Boeing  (BA) - Get Boeing Company Report employee reports of pressure on safety issues. The Wall Street Journal reported that some company engineers said they faced undue pressure

FAA’s recent survey found that 35% of a small sample of certain Boeing employees reported problems including pressure and hurdles to transparency, the Journal reported.

Boeing did not immediately respond to TheStreet's request for comment regarding The Wall Street Journal report. However, its spokeswoman told the Journal the company takes “these matters with the utmost seriousness…”

Last month Boeing made headlines when it announced the trimming of 787 Dreamliner production after FAA found structural flaws.

Related: Boeing Stock Slumps Following FAA's Discovery of 787 Dreamliner Flaw

"Based on our assessment of the time required to complete this work, Boeing is reprioritizing production resources for a few weeks to support the inspection and rework," Boeing said. "As that work is performed, the 787 production rate will temporarily be lower than five per month and will gradually return to that rate." 

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