Bombardier has refiled a lawsuit against Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation America (MACA), alleging MRJ programme benefited by stealing trade secrets related to CSeries certification and Global 7000 systems.
The Canadian airframer argues that Mitsubishi hired more than 90 Bombardier staff currently working on the MRJ programme, took away trade secrets with them., resulting delayed certification of both the Global 7000, and the CSeries.
Bombardier alleged that former employees have stolen CSeries certification reports related to airspeed indicating and static pressure systems, air temperature indicators, flight-testing data and Global 7000 and 8000 secrets related to skew detection systems.
In the meantime, Mitsubishi accuses Bombardier of being anticompetitive and limit competition for regional jets
MRJ would be a direct competitor for regional jets under 100 seats produced by Bombardier and Brazil’s Embraer.