Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. ex rel. Adler v. General Electric Aviation Systems (Aviation Components False Claims)

General Electric Aviation Systems (GEAS) agreed to pay $6.6 million to settle allegations in a False Claims Act lawsuit that it submitted false claims in connection with Department of Defense contracts for military aircraft external fuel tanks and other components. In March 2008, an external fuel tank manufactured by GEAS for the Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet failed government testing, leading to a government investigation. Subsequently, the government alleged that GEAS knowingly failed to comply with contract specifications and failed to undertake proper quality-control procedures in connection with 641 external fuel tanks it sold to the Navy between June 2005 and February 2008. The settlement also resolved claims that, between June 2010 and June 2011, GEAS falsely represented to another contractor (Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation) that GEAS had performed a complete inspection of 228 drag beams used on Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and that those drag beams conformed to contract specifications.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $6,580,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 6/26/2013
Complaint 5/13/2011

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database