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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Patriot Team

21 instances of misconduct since 1995 | $67.3M in penalties

The Patriot Team is one of several groups of companies chosen by the Department of Defense’s United States Transportation Command (US TRANSCOM) to provide international charter airlift services. The companies presently comprising the Patriot Team include: ABX Air, Air Transportation International, JetBlue Airways, Kalitta Air, Northern Air Cargo, Omni Air International, Sky Lease I, Southern Air, United Airlines, and United Parcel Service. (See United Parcel Service’s individual profile in database for misconduct instances.)

Correspondence Date
FY Rank Contract Awards
2016 #98 $535.7M
2015 #58 $1,023.8M
2014 N/A $483.7M
2013 #86 $598.5M
2012 N/A $403.0M
2011 N/A $0

21 Instances of Misconduct since 1995

1 additional instance of misconduct pending resolution.

Date Instance Penalty
Total  
5/30/2017 Operating An Aircraft Not In Airworthy Condition
Patriot Team
$435,000
12/2/2016 Establishing a Flight Route to Benefit a Public Official (SEC Investigation)
Patriot Team
$2,400,000
7/11/2016 Establishing a Flight Route to Benefit a Public Official (Non-Prosecution Agreement)
Patriot Team
$2,250,000
7/24/2015 Pricing Irregularities in Northeastern Corridor Fares
Patriot Team
Pending
10/29/2013 Cheifer v. JetBlue Airways (Illegal Wiretapping)
Patriot Team
$3,200,000
10/25/2013 Tarmac Delays at O’Hare International Airport
Patriot Team
$1,100,000
8/30/2013 Failing to Make Timely Refunds/Filing Inaccurate and Late Reports
Patriot Team
$350,000
8/14/2013 Tuten v. United Airlines (USERRA Claims)
Patriot Team
$6,150,000
10/4/2011 Takagi v. United Airlines (Labor Law Violations)
Patriot Team
$925,000
9/19/2011 9/11 Wrongful Death and Injury Lawsuits
Patriot Team
$0
12/21/2010 Disability Discrimination (2010)
Patriot Team
$600,000
4/7/2009 Retaliatory Lawsuit
Patriot Team
$7,933,789
3/23/2009 Stout v. United Airlines (Sexual Harassment)
Patriot Team
$0
3/16/2009 Disability Discrimination (2009)
Patriot Team
$850,000
2/23/2009 Retaliatory Termination
Patriot Team
$442,635
1/5/2009 Jarrar v. Harris, et al. (Ethnic Discrimination)
Patriot Team
$240,000
4/2/2008 Wrongly Terminated and Disciplined Mechanics Settlement
Patriot Team
$99,000
6/17/2005 Bayaa v. United Airlines (Ethnic Discrimination)
Patriot Team
$0
7/12/2004 Hazardous Waste Violations at San Francisco Maintenance Facility
Patriot Team
$850,000
2/13/2004 Frank v. United Airlines (Gender Discrimination)
Patriot Team
$36,500,000
11/20/2003 Ethnic Discrimination Department of Transportation Settlement
Patriot Team
$1,500,000
8/20/2002 Failure to Properly Maintain JT-8D Engines
Patriot Team
$1,500,000

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