Bombardier can appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of International Trade or the World Trade Organization but that action is expected to take months. Although Boeing has no competitor for the CS100 Bombardier intended to sell to Delta, it noted that the sales contract allowed the airline to convert some of the 75-airplane order to the larger CS300. That could represent lost sales for Boeing.
If the tariff decision stands, U.S. companies wont escape the impact. Half of the CSeries components are U.S. sourced, including the Pratt & Whitney geared turbofans that account for the airplanes exceptional efficiency. The wings are manufactured in Ireland. Following Fridays decision, Bombardier said the ruling represents an egregious overreach and misapplication of U.S. trade laws in an apparent attempt to block CSeries aircraft from entering the U.S. market.