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But the company told the Canadian government that because the engines were already approved for civilian export, it needed no special permission for use on a military aircraft. Canadian regulators disagreed, and demanded that company request a permit.
After Pratt conveyed this news to the Chinese, China's Aviation Industry Corporation suddenly told the company it had begun developing a civilian variant of the military helicopter - the "Z10C," which it said would be used for sightseeing, business VIPs, and search-and-rescue missions.
And to get the engine controls to work properly with the avionics of an assault helicopter, changes were required, which would technically turn the software into a “defense article” covered by the US export ban.
In February of 2006, an unnamed non-governmental organization, only identified by court documents as an organization that advises clients on socially responsible investing, sent an e-mail to UTC’s investor relations department as the company was preparing for its annual shareholders’ meeting. In essence, the message said that unless UTC came clean on what was going on with the Z-10, the organization would recommend that its clients dump their UTC stocks.
By contrast, the more recent case was not one of dual-use technologies, but clearly military ones. The Z-10 attack helicopter is patterned on the U.S. AH-64, Russian Mi-28, Eurocopter Tiger model, with a classic two-man fore-and-aft crew disposition. There is no mistaking it for a passenger helicopter. PWC was apparently willing to violate U.S. export control laws, so as to gain access to the large Chinese civilian helicopter market.
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