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Airbus puts price tag on 'made-in-USA' label for C Series jet

The new facility is crucial to Airbus's strategy for increasing US sales of the Canadian plane while avoiding stiff trade penalties

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg 

Securing a “made-in-US” label for Bombardier’s C Series jet by building another assembly line in Alabama would cost only “a few hundred million dollars,” Airbus SE’s number 2 executive said Friday. The new facility is crucial to Airbus’s strategy for increasing US sales of the Canadian plane while avoiding stiff trade penalties imposed by the Trump administration. Bombardier projects that passenger jets carrying 100 to 150 passengers will generate 6,000 orders over the next 20 years. “The minute the plane is assembled in ...

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First Published: Mon, October 23 2017. 02:21 IST
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