Sikorsky Parts Issues Come to A Head With LeveL III CAR

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(click to view POGO article) On December 1, 2006, DID published “Sikorsky Parts Issues Receiving Media Attention,” covering work by the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and WTNH TV re: “high visibility issues” related to Sikorsky helicopters and parts. Now WTNH’s Alan Cohn reports in “Shake-up at Sikorsky following Defense Department letter” that the Defense Contract Management Agency has escalated Sikorsky to a Level III Corrective Action Request. This gives Sikorsky 30 days to fix recurring problems in Black Hawk quality control, and demands “immediate action to mitigate mounting risk.” The letter says “management oversight is out of control” and describes quality problems as “mounting in seriousness”. In response Sikorsky has reportedly fired its VP operations and is making other moves. The complete DCMA letter is reproduced below: UH-60L: Leaving the LZ(lick to view larger) The letter is dated November 22, 2006, as is written by Dorothy J. Freer to DCMA Sikorsky Aircraft and Jeffrey Pinto, the President of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. CC:s were sent to UH-60 PMO; NAVAIR PMAs 261, 271I & 299; the Director of the DCMA Aeronautical Division; the DCMA Contract Integrity Center; and the DCAA Resident Auditor for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. — Dear Mr. Pinto, When […]

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