Bombardier Seeks Compensation From Supplier

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The Globe & Mail reports Bombardier is seeking compensation from the company that supplies landing gear for its regional jet. The newspaper said the Montreal-based company filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court to begin proceedings against Messier-Dowty Inc. of Ontario. The court filing alleges that Bombardier must replace a defective main fitting on the landing gear of 815 regional jets. The cost is expected to be around C$48.8 million. The Globe & Mail said Bombardier expects to reach an out-of-court settlement with the supplier. The newspaper was unable to reach a spokesman for Messier-Dowty but indicated Bombardier has instituted new inspection procedures that detect any premature cracks on the fitting.