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2 Kansas aircraft companies fined for using illegal software


August 1, 2021

PARK CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas companies have been ordered to pay nearly $150,000 in restitution and fines for using illegal software to design and test aircraft parts.

Lightning Aerospace in Newton and Fly Manufacturing in Park City acquired and used unlicensed versions of CATIA, a design program commonly used in manufacturing and engineering, The U.S. Justice Department said Friday.

The companies had pleaded guilty to circumvention of protected copyrighted work.

Dassault Systemes has the copyright for the program. The two Kansas companies use of of the unlicensed software for sever...

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