CAE is appealing against Canada's award of a Boeing CF-18 training system contract valued at C$270 million ($200 million) to a consortium led by Bombardier. CAE chief executive Derek Burney told national defence minister David Pratt that the company will challenge the contract at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal. CAE will argue that its bid was C$44 million lower than Bombardier's and that Bombardier's bid falls short on Canadian content because its US partner L-3 Communications will supply the simulators which account for 60% of the total contract value.

Source: Flight International