Bombardier Inc. ’s marquee jet, slapped with crushing U.S. tariffs last year, got a new lease on life when an American trade panel nixed the duties.
Chief on the list of U.S. sales prospects is JetBlue Airways Corp. , which earlier this year delayed a decision on updating its fleet of regional jets.
Boeing has forged close ties with President Donald Trump, who this week slapped tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines on the grounds that they’re harming U.S. industry.
Boeing is in talks about a potential combination with the Canadian company’s top rival, Embraer SA , which sells planes that directly compete with the C Series.
“Building the plant eliminates any of that future risk that duties can be imposed at a later date,” said Cam Doerksen, an analyst at National Bank Financial in Montreal.
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