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Second whistleblower joins suit against Rolls-Royce

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A second person has joined a lawsuit alleging Rolls-Royce Corp. concealed repeated defects at an Indianapolis aircraft engine plant and fired workers for reporting problems.

Lawyers representing the workers say in a release they filed an amended whistleblower complaint Wednesday in Indianapolis federal court. A former senior quality engineer named Keith Ramsey joined quality manager Thomas McArtor in the suit unsealed by a judge in December.

The suit says the company used parts with defects in engines and concealed defects. It also alleges the company bypassed critical safety tests to save money and speed engines production.

Law firm Loevy & Loevy says two helicopter makers,  PHI Inc. and Winward Aviation Inc., have widened probes of Rolls-Royce's manufacturing practices after two engines failed and caused crashes.

The Associated Press left a message Wednesday for a Rolls-Royce spokeswoman.

Rolls-Royce recently announced plans to move 2,500 of its more than 4,000 local employees to a downtown office complex.

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  • HELICOPTER CRASHES
    What if Rolls Royce is a Pentagon aviation contractor (and I'm certain they are)and they allow sub-standard parts to be sold to the Defense Department,causing pilots to crash,I would think the Pentagon would join in the lawsuit with the whistleblowers to put Rolls Royse out of business by freezing the funds until the court awards monetary damage to these good people who worked at Rolls Royce. I know how people like Rolls Royce hide their crimes by changing the name of their company and resubmit defense contract applications and end up doing the same thing all over again and the Pentagon's General Services Division doesn't even know they approved a contract with someone they caught the year before, selling junk to replace worn parts to install in military aircraft. Think of all the silenced men and women who whistleblew to the owner of Rolls Royce about the engine production horror they were witnessing and the pay discrimination; not to mention harassment abuse for whistleblowing. How about subpoenaeing all of the employee records for a suit that encompasses the entire abusive culture of this company and take your 40%,giving the rest to those whose careers and lives are destroyed by this company that not only places the lives of their employees in physical, psychological and financial danger,but the men and women of the armed forces everytime they climb aboard aircraft and fly away so Mr.and Mrs. Rolls Royce can play golf in the afternoon and dine on prime rib Saturday evening, at the expense of sacrificing the aviators' lives.

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