Pratt & Whitney Forbidden To Deliver First PW150C Engine To China AVIC - $3 Billion Contract
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Pratt & Whitney Canada has been waiting two years for Ottawa's green light to export to China
Ottawa has for about two years prevented Pratt & Whitney from exporting aircraft engines to China in a large $ 3 billion transaction, due to risks of industrial espionage.
The Quebec company has so far been unable to obtain from the federal authorities the necessary permit to deliver the goods to its client, the Chinese aeronautical giant AVIC.
Three sources have confirmed that Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is facing particularly long delays from the federal department of Global Affairs Canada.
"By blocking the transaction, either Ottawa fears intellectual property theft or it fears the use of these engines for military purposes," we were told...
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