OTTAWA, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Canada will impose significant
additional financial charges against United Technologies Corp's Sikorsky unit over delays in delivering helicopters,
Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose said on Monday.
Canada signed a C$5 billion ($5 billion) deal with Sikorsky
in 2004 for 28 search and rescue helicopters, the first of which
was supposed to be delivered in 2009. The project has been
plagued with delays and Canada is still waiting for the first
'Our government expects Sikorsky's obligations under this
contact to be met and to date they have not been met ... we have
already applied millions of dollars in liquidated damages and we
are going to be applying significant additional charges,' she
told the House of Commons. She did not give precise details.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren)
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