Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Improper Billing on the Chinook Helicopter Program

The Boeing Company agreed to pay the United States nearly $4.4 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that Boeing improperly billed the Department of Defense for work on the Chinook helicopter program. The government alleged that several Boeing managers at its Ridley Park, Pennsylvania facility instructed the mechanics assigned to the Chinook program to perform other, non-billable work while separately billing for their time, resulting in the government being charged for work for which it had already paid. Boeing also agreed to “remanufacture” several hundred older Chinook helicopters by overhauling their airframes to accommodate upgrades of the helicopter’s avionics and engines.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Boeing Company $4,392,780
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 2/28/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database