LNC is told Airbus salesmen are itching to be set free to market the CSeries - After Boeing yields, what’s next for Bombardier CSeries? - Leeham News
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March 26, 2018
With the decision by Boeing to let last week's deadline go by without filing an appeal in the Bombardier trade complaint, eyes turn to "what's next" for the CSeries.
LNC broke the news on Twitter that Boeing would not appeal the 4-0 decision finding it suffered no harm in the 2016 BBD-Delta Air Lines order for 75 CS100s and options for 50 more, with conversion rights to the CS300.
Boeing filed a trade complaint a year later with the US International Trade Commission and the US Department of Commerce.
The ITC found cause to send the case to Commerce, which found for Boeing on its allegations of illegal subsidies and price dumping. Commerce determined that tariffs of 292% were to be levied on airplanes imported from Canada to the US.
The ITC then had to rule Boeing suffered harm with the sale. Industry observers, Bombardier officials and most at Airbus believed the ITC would find for Boeing.
In a stunning move, the ITC ruled unanimously that Boeing suffered no harm because it didn't compete for the Delta order and the 737-700/7 didn't compete with the CS100.
Boeing officials nevertheless refused to say whether they would appeal the decision. They had until the end of business March 22 to do so.
The deadline passed quietly and without any announcement from Boeing. LNCwas the first to report (via Twitter) that no appeal was filed. Boeing declined to issue a formal statement why.
Boeing spokesmen tried to put a positive spin on the defeat, however, claiming a win of sorts. The groundwork has been laid to refile the complaint should another US sale be made at price-dumping levels.
But with a US plant planned to assemble the CSeries, Airbus and Bombardier say there will be no importation of an "airplane." It will be made is the USA, they say
Airbus recently stated it...