A lawsuit launched by helicopter operator Cougar against the company that made the chopper that crashed in March 2009 east of Newfoundland, killing 17 people, has been settled out of court.

Representatives for both companies wouldn't give details of the settlement.

Cougar's statement of claim said it was looking for more than $20 million for negligence and fraudulent misrepresentation after the crash.

In court documents, Cougar accused Sikorsky of misrepresenting the capabilities of its S-92A helicopter.

Sikorsky's promotional material said the helicopter could run for 30 minutes after losing oil pressure. The helicopter that crashed off the Avalon Peninsula on March 12, 2009, went down 11 minutes after losing oil pressure.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John's received word last week that the lawsuit was settled out of court.

Cougar is still suing Transport Canada for failing to ensure the helicopter was properly certified.