Daily Management Review

Britain puts its weight behind Europe in the battle between Boeing and Bombardier


For the British government Bombardier’s survival as a planemaker is critical since it brings about a sense of stability, prosperity and job security to its citizens in East Belfast where Bombardier has a unit employing more than 4,000 people. The U.S trade action will mean that the cost of its Cseries aircrafts will be thrice as expensive as Boeing’s offerings of the same seat capacity.

On Tuesday, Britain said, it would continue working on the “unjustified” case brought by U.S. planemaker Boeing against Canadian planemaker Bombardier’s CSeries jet program.

“We have been working tirelessly across government to secure the future of the CSeries in recent months, and we will continue to do all we can to ensure the unjustified case brought by Boeing reaches a swift and effective resolution,” said James Brokenshire, the British government’s Northern Ireland minister.