Boeing has commented that it will not have the opportunity to grow its supply base, industrial partnerships and jobs in Canada as a result of the Canadian government’s decision to purchase used F/A-18 ‘Classic’ Hornet fighter jets.
Canada last week decided to purchase used F/A-18 Hornet jets from the Royal Australian Air Force in lieu of new Super Hornet fighter jets from Boeing.
A Boeing statement said; The Boeing Company respects the Canadian government’s decision and applauds the government’s continued use of a two engine fighter solution, which is a critical part of their northern Arctic border defense, NORAD cooperation, and coast to coast to coast security.
“Although we will not have the opportunity to grow our supply base, industrial partnerships and jobs in Canada the way we would if Canada purchased new Super Hornets, we will continue to look to find productive ways to work together in the future.”
The statement added, “our commitment to creating a level playing field in aerospace remains. Therefore, we will continue to support all efforts to build an environment of free and fair competition marked by compliance with agreed upon rules.”
Boeing is at the center of a dispute between the Canadian and US governments over the latter’s decision to impose duties on the sale of Bombardier aircraft in the US on grounds that Canada subsidizes its aircraft manufacturer.
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,
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 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,
Canada federal officials stated Thursday that they have been instructed to break off contact with Boeing over the future of Super Hornet fighter jet. The liberal governments trade conflict with Boeing over the future of the Super Hornet fighter jet purchase escalated Thursday with an acknowledgement that federal officials have been instructed to break off contact with the U
Boeing has unveiled an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) for refueling US Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. Through its MQ-25 competition, the Navy is seeking unmanned refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Boeing has won $79 million contract to provide aircraft maintenance, manufacturing of parts, instrumentation, aircraft modifications and engineering support for the F/A-18A-F and EA-18G aircraft. The contract includes future variants, domestic and foreign military sales, for ground and flight test programs conducted at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Monday
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