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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…

Installing Nonconforming Slat Tracks – 737 NG Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed a $3.9 million civil penalty against Boeing for installing nonconforming components on approximately 133 aircraft, which Boeing subsequently presented as ready for airworthiness certification. The FAA alleged that Boeing failed to adequately oversee its suppliers to ensure they complied with the company’s quality assurance system, resulting in the installation of slat tracks weakened by a condition known as hydrogen embrittlement that occurred during cadmium-titanium plating.

Misconduct Type
Other
Enforcement Agency
Transportation
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Fine
Date of Penalty Announcement
12/6/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Boeing Company $3,916,871
Further Information Released
FAA Press Release 12/6/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database