Bombardier Refiles MRJ/Mitsubishi Trade Secret Lawsuit
Some 92 former Bombardier staff currently work on the MRJ programme, the manufacturer says in the suit.
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May 14, 2019 - by JON HEMMERDINGER for flightglobal.com
- Bombardier has dragged Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America (MACA) back to federal court, refiling a lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets related to CSeries certification and Global 7000 systems.
The Montreal-based airframer has argued the Mitsubishi Regional Jet programme benefitted from those secrets.
"Bombardier submitted an amended complaint which clarifies the relationship between the defendants and provides additional information on the harm that Bombardier suffered as a result of [Mitsubishi Aircraft's] unlawful actions," says Bombardier in a statement to FlightGlobal.
"Bombardier will continue to enforce its rights and ensure that all wrongdoers are held accountable," it adds.
The refiled suit says the loss of staffers to the MRJ programme delayed certification of both the Global 7000, which Bombardier has since renamed the 7500, and the CSeries, which became the A220 after Bombardier sold majority programme ownership to Airbus in 2018...