The Bombardier CSeries aircraft assembly line in Dorval, Quebec. Photo by Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press.
What is the dispute between the U.S.-based The Boeing Company and Quebec-based Bombardier Inc. about?
1- The basics
CBC reports, "Boeing argues the Montreal company is unfairly subsidized by the Canadian government and sells its C-Series jets south of the border at below market costs." In May, Reuters explained, "The [U.S. Department of] Commerce probe in Boeing’s case parallels a probe by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) into Boeing’s allegations that Bombardier sold 75 CSeries planes to Delta Air Lines Inc last year at a price well below cost. Bombardier has rejected the allegations and the two sides clashed at an ITC hearing whether the companies’ competing plane models are even comparable."