Whistleblower suit claims Pratt sold Air Force faulty engines

By the Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT)

Aug 20, 2018

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A former Pratt & Whitney engineer has filed a false claims lawsuit in U.S. District Court accusing the company of knowingly selling “flawed” jet engines to the U.S. Air Force, which resulted in the likelihood of premature wear in those engines or even “catastrophic failure.”

In the case, which was filed in 2016 but just recently unsealed, Peter J. Bonzani Jr., of Bolton, asserts that Pratt fired him after he brought his concerns to company officials.

Pratt issued a brief statement seeking to refute the lawsuit.

“There is absolutely no merit to these claims,” Pratt officials said in an emailed statement. “We intend to defend this case aggressively.”

Read the full story at journalinquirer.com.

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