Air Force One Subcontractor Countersues Boeing Over Delays – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
A subcontractor working on the new Air Force One aircraft for Boeing countered the Chicago-based aircraft giant on Friday over Boeing’s allegations of missing appointments to work on the presidential plane.
In a seven-page lawsuit filed in Fort Worth District Court, GDC Technics LLC is seeking more than $ 20 million in damages from Boeing.
The lawsuit alleges that Boeing’s mismanagement caused the delays, not GDC’s actions. The Fort Worth-based subcontractor claims Boeing failed to meet its contractual obligations to the subcontractors, including failing to pay the GDCs due for its work. It is also alleged that Boeing damaged GDC’s reputation with the Pentagon.
There was no immediate comment from Boeing on Friday.
Boeing alleged GDC had run into financial problems and missed deadlines, inflicting millions in damage on Boeing and endangering the work that was vital to the US Air Force and the President.
In 2018, the US Air Force placed an order worth 3.9 billion US dollars with Boeing to convert two Boeing 747-8 aircraft into the legendary presidential jets and deliver them by December 2024. Boeing hired GDC to work on Air Force One and other executive aircraft that were used to carry government officials.
Boeing is currently working on upgrades to power supplies, communications systems, executive interiors and other work on the aircraft at a Boeing facility in San Antonio, a Boeing spokeswoman said.