The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada would not do business with a company that is busy trying to sue them.
Trudeau said that Boeing can forget about selling fighter jets to Canada as long as its trade complaint is ongoing against Bombardier. It makes no sense to buy from a company which will put tens of thousands of Canadian aerospace workers out of business, Trudeau said Monday during a press conference in Ottawa with British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Theresa May said that she will raise the issue of Boeing’s trade complaint against Bombardier with US president Donald Trump later this week when she meets him.
Boeing complained in April to the US Department of Commerce that Bombardier's C Series planes were unfairly subsidized by the Canadian and Quebec governments. Last year, Bombardier sold 75 109-seat CS100 planes to Delta Air Lines at a cut-rate cost, which led to Boeing's accusation of predatory pricing.
"We recognize the Canadian government might be upset with us. We don't intend to upset anybody, but we plainly have to do what we believe is right," Boeing International president Marc Allen was quoted by the news daily as saying.
Boeing, on Monday, even offered to spend $18 billion in Canadian aerospace industry over the next decade if the contract is awarded.
The Canadian government however, is looking at buying second-hand fighter jets from Australia instead of buying a new fleet of 18 Super Hornets from Boeing.
A Canadian delegation was in Australia last month to see if the second-hand F/A-18 fighters placed on the market could fit Ottawa’s needs for interim fleet.
Boeing has promised to spend $18 billion in Canadian aerospace industry over the next decade if the contract is awarded. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to discuss the five-month old dispute between Boeing and Bombardier with his British counterpart Theresa May on Monday
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Canada of ten F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft besides weapons, radars and communication systems altogether worth US$5.23 billion
The Canadian government is looking at buying second-hand fighter jets from Australia instead of buying a new fleet of 18 Super Hornets from Boeing. The government is refusing to sign a planned multibillion-dollar contract for Super Hornets as long as Boeing pursues its complaint against Bombardier at the International Trade Commission in the US,
Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has deployed four Boeing CF-18 Hornet fighter jets in Romania for a four-month under NATOs enhanced Air Policing mission. The Canadian aircraft and about 135 supporting Canadian Armed Forces personnel will be based at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, near Romanias second largest city of Constanta on the Black Sea coast,
Thales has won a US$635 million ( $800 million CAD) contract to service Canadas new fleet of Arctic offshore patrol ships and joint support vessels for initial eight years. Thales has been awarded In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS)
Canada will receive the first two of 18 used Australian F-18 fighter jets in 2019. The first two used Australian F-18s to be delivered in 2019, Canadian procurement minister Carla Qualtrough was quoted as saying by
Boeing justified its case against Bombardier at the International Trade Commission (ITC) hearing on Monday by claiming that Bombardiers ‘illegal business practices with its C Series aircraft harmed United States domestic industry. “Boeing brought this case seeking enforcement of US trade law, which mirrors the widely-accepted rules of international trade adopted by most WTO member nations, including Canada
The Canadian government will announce its intention to buy a used fleet of older Australian F-18 fighter jets scrapping the plan to buy 18 new Super Hornets from Boeing. The decision comes amidst growing dispute with the US aerospace company,
The US State Department has approved a $140 million sale of Raytheon-made AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for use on Canadian F/A-18 aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 30, 2017
Canadian Bombardier sold a majority stake in its C Series passenger jet business to European Airbus for no cost which will manufacture the planes in its facility in the US. Airbus and Bombardier expect the order book for the C Series to double from the 300 currently to 600 over 10 -15 years
Boeing has launched an intensive multimedia campaign across Canada to remind public of its investments and contribution to Ottawas economic growth. The public relations offensive campaign comes a week after US Department of Commerces imposition of almost 300 per cent import duty on Bombardier CSeries commercial jets in response to a Boeing complaint about the Canadian government subsidizing the cost of Bombardier aircraft
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