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Pratt & Whitney has disclosed that it discovered a scheme in 2011 at fellow United...

Pratt & Whitney has disclosed that it discovered a scheme in 2011 at fellow United Technologies (UTX) subsidiary Carmel Forge to allegedly falsify metallurgical test results in certain aircraft engine forgings to make it appear as if they met Pratt's extra-high internal standards even if they didn't. While the scheme affected tens of thousands of parts, United Tech and FAA investigations found that the components aren't a safety risk.
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  • Ray Lopez
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    LOL. "United Tech and FAA investigations found that the components aren't a safety risk." -what a surprise, since a product recall on 10k+ components would probably bankrupt the company. I hope at least they get more than a slap on the wrist for this, to prevent it happening again.
    4 Mar 2013, 09:14 AM Reply Like
  • taplinger
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    All airlines flying planes with suspect components should give complimentary drinks to passengers.
    4 Mar 2013, 09:47 AM Reply Like
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