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AIRSHOW-Bombardier in talks to reshuffle Delta CSeries deliveries

From Reuters - November 12, 2017

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc is in talks to reshuffle Delta Air Line CSeries delivery slots with other customers in case a trade dispute holds up the U.S. carriers order, a senior executive said on Sunday.

A U.S. trade commission will decide in early 2018 on whether to impose duties of nearly 300 percent on the CSeries, after Boeing complained the planes had been subsidized and sold below cost in the United States.

Delta, which ordered 75 CSeries jets in 2016, and Bombardier have each said they are unwilling to swallow the duties.

We are looking at alternative opportunities for aircraft to be delivered to other customers, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer told Reuters at the Dubai Airshow.

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