A federal grand jury has indicted six former executives and supervisors of a Northern California aircraft repair company on charges that they cut corners and used unapproved parts during repairs.
The indictment charges the six former employees of WECO Aerospace Systems Inc. of conspiring to use cheaper parts and falsely certifying that the Federal Aviation Administration approved their use.
Prosecutors allege the faulty repairs happened between October
2006 and February 2008.
No crashes or flight emergencies occurred because of the repairs.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. purchased the company in 2007, and has cooperated in the investigation.