Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Flight Service Station Problems

The Federal Aviation Administration announced it withheld $3 million in payments to Flight Service Station contractor Lockheed Martin in the first quarter because of poor performance under a contract to provide preflight briefings to small plane pilots. Lockheed took over the 58 FSS facilities under a $1.7 billion contract in October 2005. Since the beginning of 2007, pilots have complained about being on hold for extended times while waiting for preflight briefings on weather and other flight conditions. More penalties might be in store for Lockheed in the second quarter, when pilot complaints sharply increased.

Misconduct Type
Poor Contract Performance
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Administrative Agreement
Date of FAA Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin $3,000,000
Further Information Released

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database