Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Selling Defective Airplane and Helicopter Engine Blades

“General Electric Co. (GE) and two of its subcontractors paid the United States $11.5 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges that GE sold defective blades for engines in U.S. military airplanes and helicopters…The lawsuit alleged quality-control problems over a period of years involving the manufacture of several types of engine blades at GE’s Aircraft Engines division facility in Madisonville, Ky. These alleged problems included nonconformances in casting and in non-destructive testing. Two subcontractors, Howmet Corp., a subsidiary of Alcoa, and Precision Castparts Corp. manufactured unfinished castings for the blades, which GE then finished at the Madisonville facility. Both subcontractors were also named as defendants.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - General
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
General Electric $11,500,000
Further Information Released
Amended Complaint 9/9/2010
DOJ Press Release 8/23/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database