A Singapore court has dismissed Bharat Forge’s case against Bombardier, two years after the Indian auto component giant dragged the Canadian plane maker to court over alleged faulty parts in an aircraft. Bharat Forge’s claims were “hopeless, both factually and logically,” said Judge Andre Maniam.
Bharat Forge’s jet, a long-range Bombardier Global Express XRS, was given for a major maintenance shop visit to Bombardier Aviation Services (BASS) and was sent over to the facility of BASS, located at Seletar Airport in 2020.
Indian auto component maker Bharat Forge has taken Canadian aircraft and train maker Bombardier’s Singapore unit to court over what it alleged as serious technical glitches in a retrofitted component in its business jet.
The Singapore court docket judgment nevertheless stated Bharat Forge bought any such guarantee from Bombardier.
“Indeed, Bharat Forge expected the aircraft to be perfect (or “virtually to perfection”), but it did not pay for it. Instead, it contracted for BASS to perform a specified scope of work, on agreed terms and conditions. In so doing, Bharat Forge worked hard to negotiate and bring down the inspection cost,” stated Maniam within the judgement.
“At trial, Bharat Forge’s case fell apart – there was hardly anything keeping it together, to begin with. Undeterred, Bharat Forge persisted with its claims through closing submissions and reply closing submissions, in which it essentially ignored what had happened at trial, falling back on assertions in AEICs that had been recanted, or that were without merit,” stated the judgement.