A lawsuit filed by whistleblowers under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act alleges that Boeing installed defective parts, supplied by AHF Ducommun, in civilian and military planes. The Washington Post, which reported on the suit on May 28, 2005 (see False Claims Act/Qui Tam Blog archives), published an article detailing developments on April 17, 2006.
The FAA and Pentagon looked into the charges and each said their investigation found no reports of problems. The Post says that their own review found that the FAA did not assess many of the whistle-blowers’ key allegations and that the Pentagon and the Dept. of Transportation relied on the FAA report.
The FAA re-opened their investigation last year, but it has not yet been completed.