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Boeing: Corporate Rap Sheet
By Philip Mattera
Boeing is both a powerhouse of the commercial aircraft industry—its jets are among the
best known industrial products made in the United States—and a leading military
contractor. It also has one of the most checkered ethical records of any large corporation.
A slew of contracting scandals in the 2000s forced the company’s chief executive to
resign and prompted Congress to strip the company of a $20 billion Pentagon deal
(though it later managed to get that award reinstated). Boeing also has a history of
contentious relations with its main U.S. unions and was accused of retaliating against
them by moving a new assembly line for its Dreamliner aircraft to the union-unfriendly
state of South Carolina, which rewarded the company with a subsidy package estimated
to be worth more than $900 million. In 2013 the company negotiated a much larger
package from Washington State (along with union contract concessions) in exchange for
keeping production of its next-generation airliner in the Seattle area.
In 1989 Boeing pleaded guilty and paid a penalty of more than $5 million in connection
with charges that it illegally obtained classified Pentagon planning documents.
In April 1994 Boeing paid $75 million to settle charges that it systematically overcharged
and mischarged the federal government on military contracts over the course of more
than a decade.
In November 1997 Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas agreed to pay $2 million to
settle allegations that it overcharged the Pentagon in a contract to repair aircraft
In August 2000 Boeing agreed to pay up to $54 million to resolve two whistleblower
lawsuits charging that the company placed defective gears in CH-47D Chinook
helicopters and then sold the aircraft to the U.S. Army.
In November 2000 Boeing and United Space Alliance agreed to pay a total of $825,000
and give up their rights to $1.2 million in unpaid invoices to settle allegations of
overbilling NASA for work overseen between 1986 and 1992 by Rockwell Space
Operations (later purchased by Boeing).
In July 2003 the U.S. Air Force stripped Boeing of $1 billion in potential revenue as a
penalty for obtained documents stolen from its rival Lockheed Martin during a contract
competition for military satellites.
In November 2003 Boeing dismissed its chief financial officer when it came to light that
he had offered a job to an Air Force procurement official while she was in negotiations
with the company on a $20 billion contract to supply aerial refueling tankers.
Also fired was the former procurement official, Darleen Druyun, who had accepted the
job offer. The scandal also led to the resignation of Boeing’s chief executive. In 2004
Druyun was sentenced to nine months in federal prison after admitting that she had lied
to prosecutors about approving inflated prices on contracts awarded to Boeing to enhance
her job prospects with the company. Boeing’s former chief financial officer also pleaded
guilty to a conflict-of-interest charge.
In the wake of the Druyun scandal, Congress barred the Pentagon from pursuing the
aerial tanker deal with Boeing, and in March 2008 it was awarded to a partnership of
Northrop Grumman and Airbus parent EADS. Three months later, however, the
competition was reopened and ended up back with Boeing.
In June 2006 Boeing agreed to pay a record $615 million to settle federal civil and
criminal charges that it improperly used competitors’ information to procure contracts for
launch services worth billions of dollars from the U.S. Air Force and NASA.
In August 2009 Boeing agreed to pay $25 million to settle allegations that it performed
defective work on the entire KC-10 Extender fleet, a mainstay of the Air Force’s aerial
refueling fleet used in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In October 2010 Boeing agreed to pay $4 million to settle a civil lawsuit alleging that it
unlawfully inflated the price it charged the Air Force to produce the Towed Decoy
System for the B-1 bomber.
In January 2012 Boeing agreed to pay more than $4.3 million to resolve charges that it
improperly billed the Pentagon for the remanufacture of Chinook helicopters at its plant
in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania.
ASME requires ethical practice by each of its members and has adopted the following Code of
Ethics of Engineers as referenced in the ASME Constitution, Article C2.1.1.
CODE OF ETHICS OF ENGINEERS
The Fundamental Principles
Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the engineering profession
using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare;
being honest and impartial, and serving with fidelity their clients (including their
employers) and the public; and
striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession.
The Fundamental Canons
Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the
performance of their professional duties.
Engineers shall perform services only in the areas of their competence; they shall build
their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete
unfairly with others.
Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers and
shall provide opportunities for the professional and ethical development of those
engineers under their supervision.
Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents
or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of
Engineers shall respect the proprietary information and intellectual property rights of
others, including charitable organizations and professional societies in the
Engineers shall associate only with reputable persons or organizations.
Engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner and
shall avoid any conduct which brings discredit upon the profession.
Engineers shall consider environmental impact and sustainable development in the
performance of their professional duties.
Engineers shall not seek ethical sanction against another engineer unless there is
good reason to do so under the relevant codes, policies and procedures governing
that engineer’s ethical conduct.
Engineers who are members of the Society shall endeavor to abide by the
Constitution, By-Laws and Policies of the Society, and they shall disclose knowledge
of any matter involving another member’s alleged violation of this Code of Ethics or
the Society’s Conflicts of Interest Policy in a prompt, complete and truthful manner
to the chair of the Ethics Committee.
The Ethics Committee maintains an archive of interpretations to the ASME Code of Ethics
(P-15.7). These interpretations shall serve as guidance to the user of the ASME Code of
Ethics and are available on the Committee’s website or upon request.
Committee of Past Presidents/Ethics Committee
Reassigned from Centers Board of Directors/Center for Career and
Professional Advancement/Committee on Ethical Standards and Review
Reassigned from Centers Board of Directors/Center for Professional
Development, Practice and Ethics/Committee on Ethical Standards and
Reassigned from Council and Member Affairs/Board on Professional
Practice & Ethics 6/1/05
March 7, 1976
December 9, 1976
December 7, 1979
November 19, 1982
June 15, 1984
(editorial changes 7/84)
June 16, 1988
September 12, 1991
September 11, 1994
June 10, 1998
September 21, 2002
September 13, 2003
(editorial changes 6/1/05)
November 5, 2006
(editorial changes to the responsible unit 4/09)
(Unit Realignment Due to Reorganization 2/12)
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