'Extremely troubling’: Air Canada CEO blasts U.S. duties on CSeries
"We find the preliminary decision of the U.S. Commerce Department imposing duties of nearly 220 per cent extremely troubling," Rovinescu
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Noah Zivitz, Managing Editor, BNN
Air Canada's chief executive is throwing his support behind Bombardier in the airplane maker's battle with Boeing and the U.S. government.
"We are proud to have been an early large customer of Bombardier's CSeries platform," Calin Rovinescu told a business audience at a luncheon in Montreal Thursday.
"The CSeries is simply the best in class for its size, and we see it comfortably coexisting in our fleet."
Air Canada became a high-profile CSeries customer last year, when it signed a firm order for 45 CS300 jets, with options to buy 30 more of the planes.
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