Friday, June 6, 2014

Fokker agrees to pay $21 million penalty for selling aircraft parts to Iran

Above: maintenance being performed on an Iran Air Fokker 100 (F-28-0100)

According to the New York Times (05JUN14):
A unit of Fokker Technologies of the Netherlands, a leading aerospace company and Pentagon contractor, has agreed to pay $21 million in penalties to settle accusations that it repeatedly violated American sanctions on sales of aircraft parts to Iran and Sudan, the United States government announced Thursday.
A statement by the Treasury Department, which oversees compliance with sanctions, said the unit, Fokker Services, had agreed to pay a $10.5 million civil penalty to the Treasury and Commerce Departments and another $10.5 million under a deferred-prosecution agreement with the Justice Department. The statement said the company, which could have been liable for a potential $51 million in penalties, had accepted “responsibility for its egregious conduct involving over 1,150 alleged violations of U.S. sanctions.”
The Treasury statement said that from 2005 to 2010, the company indirectly exported or re-exported aircraft spare parts to Iranian or Sudanese customers without the required licensing by government authorities. The settlement covered 1,112 apparent violations of Iranian sanctions and 41 apparent violations of Sudanese sanctions.
A number of Iran civil carriers operate the Fokker 100 (F-28-0100) including Iran Air, Iran Aseman Airlines and Qeshm Airlines, while the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Aviation operates Fokker F-27-400M Troopships

Below: IRINA Fokker F-27-400M Troopship

File photos: Mehrad Watson and Shari(Shahram)


Anonymous said...

the Akhoond regime still plead to the Big Satan and Western countries for materials. Pathetic!

Anonymous said...

donot deliver the civil Airplane spare part and endangering the life of passenger is a crime

you blame the victim for the crime
Shasme on you ,
If you are Iraniasn, I am shame for this Kind of Hamvatan

Anonymous said...

You should first of shame for those idiots who first of all put us in this situation. Why is Iran not manufacturing Iran-140 and the next version 148 in a massive way? many of these aircrafts are regional and can easily be replaced. I understand if Iran cannot produce Boeing 747 but these small aircrafts, especially turbo engines are so easy to manufacture and Iran has the know-how, but in one or another way it does not move forward. I think they need to change the management and put some IRGC/Army generals in the civilian aviation field to see the same success as in the missile force of Iran. How can those guys without any prior knowledge can today produce ballistic missiles with cutting edge technology in masses but not Iran-140? This is not all due to sanctions or lack of money but rather incompetent managers with poor planning and lack of performance.

Anonymous said...

you can not replace Boeing or Fokker with IR-140/ TU 140 from 1960
you can not produvce Boeing/FFokker Spare Part by yourself
you have to purchase it from Certified Producer, else you will not get the permission tofly to another countries
every Airplane Need a safety permission