CSeries: Airbus satisfied with the decision of the ITC


DUBLIN (Reuters) – The boss of Airbus (PA:AIR) is committed Friday to speed up the project of a new production line for the CSeries aircraft to Bombardier (TO:BBDb) in Alabama, after what he has qualified to win the “undisputed” from his canadian partner against Boeing (NYSE:BA).

The executive chairman of european aircraft manufacturer, Tom Enders, who was in Montreal in the company of his counterpart from the canadian group, Alain Bellemare, has said that the refusal of the international trade commission (ITC) in the United States to impose heavy customs duties on medium-haul Bombardier sold to american companies represented a victory for the “business sensible”.

“I’ve never heard (speak) of a good strategy carried out aggressively against his own client and that is why I stick to the gap. I think that this is not a way to do business,” he said during a telephone interview to Reuters.

The ITC refused Friday to impose tariffs on the CSeries of Bombardier sold to american companies, offering an unexpected victory at the canadian manufacturer in the trade war initiated by the u.s. company in the United States.

Boeing believes they have been penalized by the sale at low prices of the device at Delta Air Lines

The canadian group agreed in October to dispose of a majority stake in Airbus in this program, the CSeries, and the aircraft manufacturer, european account assemble certain aircraft in its plant in Alabama.

(Tim Hepher; Catherine Mallebay-Vacqueur for the French service)

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