Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Defective F-15 and F-16 Engine Turbine Blade Replacements

Pratt & Whitney (a division of United Technologies) and its subcontractor, PCC Airfoils LLC, agreed to pay $52.3 million to the federal government to resolve False Claims Act allegations that they knowingly sold defective turbine blade replacements for engines used in F-15 and F-16 fighter aircraft. According to the Department of Justice, between 1994 and 2003, replacement turbine blades designed by Pratt & Whitney and cast by PCC failed to meet a critical design dimension. Under the settlement, Pratt & Whitney will pay $45.5 million and provide $4.8 million for re-inspecting potentially serviceable blades bought by the Air Force.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
United Technologies Corporation $50,325,000
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 8/16/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database