SAS said it would request about $77 million in compensation from Bombardier for costs and lost income due to accidents with two DHC-8-400 aircraft.
`The incidents were caused by flaws in components not included in the maintenance manual. This is why we feel the responsibility lies with Bombardier,` SAS spokesman Hans Ollongren said.
The company will start its compensation talks with the Canadian plane maker shortly.
Ollongren said SAS has lost around 400 million kronor ($62 million) since the grounding of its turboprop fleet. `But there are other costs involved, too, related to credibility and other things.`
He declined to comment on whether SAS plans to sue Bombardier, saying only that `we`ll start with discussions. We won’t go into methods yet.` (AFP)