© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Boeing 747-8, one of two originally ordered by a now bankrupt Russian airline, was seen parked at Victorville Airport
By David Shepardson and Jeff Mason
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Air Force One subcontractor GDC Technics protested against Boeing (NYSE 🙂 Co on Friday in search of at least $ 20 million after America’s largest aircraft maker canceled the deal. co-working on the plane carrying the US President.
Boeing said in its lawsuit filed April 7 that the Texas-based GDC had failed to complete interior work on two heavily modified Air Force One 747-8s and “slower than one. year against plan in meeting contractual obligations. “
The GDC counterpart argued that “Boeing’s poor management of the completion of Air Force One’s two presidential planes, rather than delays caused by the GDC, caused delays in the completion of those planes. “
A Boeing spokesman on Saturday declined to comment on the GDC’s filing.
According to the GDC, Boeing has chosen to use the existing aircraft for the two Air Force Ones instead of the new planes.
“Due to its own technical problems, program management and financial difficulties, Boeing has been lagging behind in project progress for Boeing aircraft.
The GDC considers the GDC a scapegoat to justify their inability to achieve in-flight performance for the US Air Force, “the GDC said, adding that Boeing’s” false “claims made. damage the airline’s reputation with the Air Force and the airline industry worldwide.
The Boeing lawsuit says the GDC’s delays “have resulted in millions of dollars in damage to Boeing and are in danger of jeopardizing critical work.”
In July 2018, Boeing received a $ 3.9 billion contract to build two 747-8s for use as Air Force One, slated for delivery in December. 12 years 2024. A Boeing spokesman said on April 8, the aircraft manufacturer is still planning to meet the delivery schedule of the Air Force. .
The Boeing 747-8 is designed like an aerial White House, can fly in worst-case security scenarios like nuclear war and is modified with military avionics. , advanced communication and self-defense system.
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