Delta asks Commerce to redefine scope of Boeing/Bombardier case - Leeham News
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Aug. 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines asked the US Department of Commerce to redefine the scope of the Boeing complaint of Bombardier price dumping in its CS100 order with the carrier, filings at DOC show.
Delta asked the DOC to redefine the aircraft definition from 100-150 seat to 125-150 seats, arguing that Boeing doesn't make in airplane in the 100-125 seat size and therefore isn't harmed by competition in the sale of the 110-seat CS100 that Delta ordered.
Boeing doesn't compete
"This revision would properly exclude aircraft with a 100- to 110-seat capacity, which Boeing does not produce, while permitting Boeing to seek the protection of the trade laws as to those products against which Boeing actually competes (to the extent such aircraft are produced in Canada and have been sold for importation to the United States)," Delta writes in its June 19 filing.
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"The Department should adopt this exclusion to properly focus the investigation as to those products against which the domestic industry actually competes," Delta writes.
Redefining the scope to 125-150 seats would, of course, include the CS300 vs the 737-700/7 MAX. Delta has options to purchase the CS300.
The final day of filings was July 31.
Calculating Delta's cost
The filings with the DOC by both parties largely repeat what had been filed with the US International Trade Commission earlier, on which LNC reported extensively.
Boeing, in the ITC case, calculated the unadjusted sales price to Delta was...