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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Settlement of November 2010 Qantas Airbus Engine Explosion

Qantas reached a settlement with Rolls Royce over compensation for flight disruptions caused by a mid-air engine explosion on a Qantas Airbus A380 aircraft in November 2010. According to an Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigation, the explosion was most likely caused by a defect in the engine, which was manufactured by Rolls Royce. The incident prompted Qantas to temporarily ground its fleet of A380 aircraft to carry out a comprehensive engine inspection. The amount of the settlement was reported to have been approximately US$90 – 100 million.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Settlement
Date of Settlement Announcement
6/22/2011
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Rolls-Royce PLC Unknown
Further Information Released
Qantas Press Release 6/22/2011

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database