TORONTO: Two employees of Research In Motion (RIM), whose rowdy behaviour caused Air Canada to divert a China-bound flight, have been fired.
George Campbell and Paul Wilson were removed from the Toronto-to-Beijing flight by police last week after the flight made an unscheduled stop in Vancouver.
The men later pleaded guilty to one count of mischief, received suspended sentences and were ordered to pay C$71,757 in compensation to Air Canada, police said.
"RIM expects that its employees conduct themselves in a manner reflective of our strong principles and standards of business behavior," the company said on Monday.
"RIM does not condone behaviour that conflicts with applicable laws and employees are expected to act, at all times, with integrity and respect. The individuals involved in this incident are no longer employed by RIM."
RIM did not say what positions the two men held at the company.