Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Military Aircraft Engine Contract Violations

General Electric paid $2.55 million to resolve violations concerning Department of Defense contractual requirements. The government claimed that, from July 2010 through April 2014, GE subsidiary Avio Aero failed to consistently perform interim pressure tests on gearboxes used in T700 and F110 engines in military helicopters and fighter jets, respectively, in violation of contracts with the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The government also alleged that Avio did not provide notice of the skipped tests, but rather stamped documents to indicate that such testing had been conducted.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $2,550,180
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 12/19/2016

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database