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Canada: JetBlue defends Bombardier in spat with Boeing

 |  September 25, 2017

New York’s JetBlue Airways has rallied behind Bombardier in the Canadian airframer’s trade dispute with Boeing, as the airline continues to evaluate the CSeries for its fleet.

JetBlue chief executive Robin Hayes is urging the US International Trade Commission (USITC) to reject Boeing’s call for tariffs to be imposed on the Bombardier airliner.

“If the petitions prevail, JetBlue will lose access to a competitive and innovative platform that could bring significant benefits to the American flying public,” writes Hayes in a September 24 letter to the commission’s chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein.

The US Department of Commerce is set to make a preliminary decision in the coming days on whether to impose countervailing duties against the CSeries.

Full Content: The Star

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