October 21, 2018 8:25 pm
Updated: October 21, 2018 8:27 pm

Bombardier sues Mitsubishi Aircraft for allegedly stealing trade secrets

A plane comes in for a landing at a Bombardier plant in Montreal, May 14, 2015.


MONTREAL – Bombardier is suing Mitsubishi Aircraft in the United States over alleged trade secret misappropriation.

The Quebec aerospace company alleges some of its own former employees passed on documents containing trade secrets to Mitsubishi before going to work for the company.

The 92-page legal complaint filed in a Seattle court on Friday also targets Aerospace Testing Engineering & Certification (AeroTEC), which supports the Japanese multinational in the development of its MRJ airline, as well as several ex-Bombardier employees.

None of the allegations contained in the court documents have been proven in court.

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Neither of the companies targeted by the lawsuit responded to a request for comment on Sunday.

Bombardier alleges Mitsubishi Aircraft and AeroTEC recruited no less than 92 of its former employees from both Canada and the United States.

© 2018 The Canadian Press

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