Dec. 18, 2017: Boeing, Bombardier and Delta Air Lines squared off today in the new round of the trade dispute over Boeing claims BBD “dumped” the CS100 in an order with Delta Air Lines in 2016 in violation of anti-dumping and illegal subsidy laws.
The US Department of Commerce this fall, in a preliminary decision, ruled that a 300% set of tariffs should be levied on importation of the C Series. A final decision is due this week or next.
Delta was originally due to take delivery of the first of 75 orders next year. This has been postponed. Since the case started, BBD and Airbus struck a deal in which Airbus takes a 50.01% ownership stake in the C Series program. Bombardier plans to build a final assembly line in Mobile (AL), next to the Airbus A320 FAL, to deliver all aircraft ordered by US carriers from a US FAL.
Even as Commerce was set to finalize its order, testimony was given today before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), which must judge whether “harm” was done to Boeing by the Delta deal and one Boeing won, United Airlines.
LNC is linking briefs filed with the ITC below. Additionally, Boeing and Bombardier provided information to LNC and these links are also below. LNC asked for copies of testimony by two Delta executives. If received, these will also be linked.
Selected news articles from today by media on site are also linked.
Staff Report: Staff Reprt 121117
Ascend: re: MAX: Dimitroff: Click link here.
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