Boeing lost a key vote in their case against Bombardier. The International Trade Commission ruled that Bombardier didn’t violate international trade law. This opens the door for Bombardier to sell directly to US-based airlines, though they’ve chosen to form a joint venture with Airbus instead
I’ll admit, I somehow missed that Airbus and Bombardier talked about a tie-up on the C Series a couple years ago. That would have made yesterday’s announcement a bit less surprising to me. I can’t tell if Boeing saw this coming. And, I can’t really say what’s going to happen next.
Bombardier made the bold decision many years ago to develop a completely new plane that would ultimately compete with the titans of the airframe industry, Boeing and Airbus. The audacious move took a major step forward to success when Bombardier landed a big order from Delta. What does this mean for passengers?
Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to Italy (this time without having to buy two), crawling around the new Bombardier C-Series, a good discount on Silvercar and free drinks on JetBlue. Oh, and just an awesome space accomplishment.