The US Justice Department has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing for records on the production of the 787 Dreamliner, signaling an expansion of its to the airline's larger, luxury aircraft. Citing two sources, the Seattle Times on Friday said there have been "allegations of shoddy work" and corner-cutting on Dreamliner production in South Carolina.
According to the Seattle Times, a third source said several Boeing employees were subpoenaed on theplant in North Charleston, South Carolina, earlier in June. These subpoenas came from the same DOJ prosecutors involved in the 737 Max investigation, the report said.
The DOJ is looking into "broad cultural problems" at Boeing, the Seattle Times said a source suggested.
There's still no schedule for when the 737 Max will be back in the air, but earlier this month-- including British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia and Vueling -- which will buy 200 737 Max 8s and 10s.
Both the DOJ and Boeing declined to comment.
First published at 3:45 p.m. PT on June 28.
Updated at 5:25 p.m. PT: adds both DOJ and Boeing declining to comment