IHI Finds Improper Aircraft Parts Inspections


Tokyo, April 8 (Jiji Press)--Japanese heavy machinery maker IHI Corp. <7013> said Monday it has found 7,138 cases of improper inspections of aircraft engine parts.

They are part of 1.8 million cases of inspections conducted at three plants in Japan during the manufacturing process for aircraft engine parts between January 2017 and January 2019.

The fraud involved inspections by unauthorized trainees and the forgery of inspection documents using the seals of certified staff.

The three plants are located in the city of Soma in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima, the city of Kure in the western prefecture of Hiroshima and the town of Mizuho in Tokyo.

IHI said that the engine makers supplied by the firm have confirmed there was no problem with the safety of the parts. It will not recall the affected products.

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