Friday, February 16, 2018

Delta getting Canada, US jets

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines said on Thursday it will go ahead with plans to buy some Canadian-made CSeries jets from Bombardier this year after a U.S. trade ruling stopped the United States from imposing steep duties on the aircraft. It will start taking deliveries this year of the 75 CSeries jets from a plant in Quebec. Production is set to begin for U.S. customers at an Airbus plant in Mobile, Ala., after Airbus closes a deal this year to acquire a majority stake in the CSeries program. "Delta still intends to take as many deliveries as possible from the new Airbus/Bombardier facility in Mobile, Ala., as soon as that facility is up and running," the carrier said. On Wednesday, the International Trade Commission said it rejected duties on the CSeries in part because Boeing lost no revenue during the Delta deal. (Source: Reuters, 02/15/18)