Aircraft maker Bombardier Inc of Canada has sued Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp over claims that its former employees who went to work the Japanese firm passed on documents containing trade secrets.
The suit filed in a federal court in Seattle last Friday, sought an injunction ordering Mitsubishi not to use "any proprietary Bombardier information misappropriated by any former Bombardier personnel" and to stop recruiting its employees to obtain such information, the Seattle Times said in a report Saturday.
Bombardier has also sought an unspecified amount in damages. Mitsubishi denied the charges claiming them to be ‘unfounded’ in comments made to the Japanese media today.
Mitsubishi Aircraft is a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is currently developing the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, a long delayed project which was originally scheduled to fly in 2013.
Mitsubishi Aircraft has been recruiting veteran engineers who have worked for Western aerospace companies in a bid to iron out development issues and to start deliveries of the aircraft by 2022.
Mitsubishi Aircraft works closely with Bombardier on the Global 5000/6000 long-haul business jets and is responsible for the manufacturing of the main wing, center fuselage, and center wing.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Inc has faced financial difficulties over delays in the regional jet project.
In addition, Mitsubishi assembles the F-35 fighter in Japan and manufactures aircraft parts for Boeing and Airbus
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has delivered aft fuselage panels for the first Boeing 777X, next-generation wide-body passenger aircraft
Japanese Mitsubishi Aircraft posted a net loss of 51.1 billion yen ($454 million) at the end of March due to delays in the development of Japans regional jet
Mitsubishi will not supplying parts to F-35 manufacturing project due to an intra-governmental spat over investment, The Asahi Shimbun reported. Nearly $97 million is required by Mitsubishi Heavy in investment for plant and equipment to meet plans to produce 24 F-35s for Japans Self-Defense Forces and foreign militaries annually
WICHITA, Kan. --- Spirit AeroSystems has been selected by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation to design and build the pylon for its new next-generation regional jetliner, known as the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will establish a new factory within its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works to manufacture aero engine parts along with launching new engine MRO service. MHI is anticipating continued growth of its aero engine business, and in establishing the new facility the Company looks to strengthen its global competitiveness by developing a highly advanced engine parts production line, to grow aero engines into one of MHI Group's core businesses
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has signed a deal to buy Bombardier Inc.'s regional jet business for $550 million
Mitsubishi Heavy is in talks to buy Bombardier's commercial regional jet business, a move that could provide it with technology and processes to complete the development of Japan's first domestically produced passenger jet. "It is true that we are in discussions relating to a possible transaction involving Bombardier's regional jet program," Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said in a statement
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation has received Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) for the companys Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) program. This authorization allows Mitsubishi Aircraft to begin certification flight tests for its MRJ 90, first commercial jet from Japan
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will increase the capitalization of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Mitsubishi Aircraft), its wholly owned company to bring it out of the red as it nears the first delivery of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ), a program plagued by delays and financial woes
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