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India impounds Iran-bound Bell 214 at US request

India impounds Iran-bound Bell 214 at US request

3-Nov-2021Source: The Hindu

The Enforcement Directorate has frozen a BELL-214 Helicopter that was dismantled and stored at a warehouse in Chennai. The action follows a request made by the U.S. Department of Justice and in accordance with the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with that country. See Full Story. ... Read more

AAR to pay $11M to settle False Claims Act allegations, plus $429K to FAA

AAR to pay $11M to settle False Claims Act allegations, plus $429K to FAA

8-Jul-2021Source: US DoJ

AAR Corp., located in Wood Dale, Illinois, and its subsidiary, AAR Airlift Group Inc. (Airlift), located in Melbourne, Florida, have agreed to pay the United States $11,088,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations in connection with aircraft maintenance services performed by Airlift on two U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) contracts. The allegations involve helicopters that Airlift... Read more

Air Methods settles claim over severely corroded parts

Air Methods settles claim over severely corroded parts

26-Nov-2020Source: US Dept of Justice

United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Air Methods Corporation has agreed to pay $825,000 to settle a civil case alleging that the company violated Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) regulations by operating an emergency-services helicopter with severely corroded pitot tubes. Pitot tubes are components of the pressure measurement system used to determine airspeed. If... Read more

US Dept of Justice files overcharging case against Sikorsky

US Dept of Justice files overcharging case against Sikorsky

21-Oct-2014Source: US DoJ

The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed its complaint in intervention in a case against defendants Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and two of its subsidiaries, Sikorsky Support Services Inc. and Derco Aerospace Inc., for violating the False Claims Act.  Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, with headquarters... Read more

US Justice Dept investigates Lynn Tilton, owner of MD Helicopters

US Justice Dept investigates Lynn Tilton, owner of MD Helicopters

21-Mar-2014Source: Arizona Daily Star

The Justice Department is investigating a flamboyant Wall Street financier who won millions of dollars in military contracts and then hired the Army officer who allegedly steered the money her way.  see full story HeliHub.com is not responsible for the content of external stories such as the one we are highlighting here... Read more

Man convicted of firing shots at Louisiana National Guard helicopter

Man convicted of firing shots at Louisiana National Guard helicopter

18-Sep-2012Source: US Dept of Justice

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that James Lamar Kelly, age 61, of Sikes, Louisiana, was found guilty of three felony counts by a jury last night in federal court in Alexandria of three counts which charged Kelly with endangering the safety of the pilot of a Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter in... Read more

US Justice Dept settles with Air Methods

US Justice Dept settles with Air Methods

16-Apr-2012Source: US Dept of Justice

The Justice Department has announced that it has resolved a lawsuit alleging that Air Methods Corp. and LifeMed Alaska, LLC willfully violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) by discriminating against and failing to reemploy Chief Warrant Officer Third Class Jonathon L. Goodwin of Wasilla, Alaska.   The suit was filed in... Read more

US Justice Dept files lawsuit against Air Methods and LifeMed Alaska

US Justice Dept files lawsuit against Air Methods and LifeMed Alaska

8-Apr-2011Source: US Justice Dept

The Justice Department today announced that it has filed a lawsuit alleging that Air Methods Corp. and LifeMed Alaska LLC willfully violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) by discriminating against and failing to reemploy Chief Warrant Officer Third Class Jonathon L. Goodwin of Wasilla, Alaska.  The suit was filed in... Read more

Bell pays total of $16.5M for overcharging the United States

Bell pays total of $16.5M for overcharging the United States

28-May-2010Source: US Dept of Justice

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. has agreed to pay the United States an additional $3,718,770, bringing the total paid to resolve civil claims arising from the company’s cost charging practices on some of its contracts with the government to $16,570,018, the Justice Department announced today. The Army and other government agencies contract with the Ft. Worth,... Read more

Air Evac Lifeteam Cleared in Government Inquiry

Air Evac Lifeteam Cleared in Government Inquiry

6-Oct-2009Source: Vertical

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has notified Air Evac Lifeteam that the company has been cleared in an investigation that began in May 2007 with the execution of search warrants at the company’s headquarters in West Plains, Mo., according to Air Evac Lifeteam President and CEO Seth Myers.... Read more

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