First lumber. Next, jets? - From KPRC
The 737, which has been continuously manufactured by Boeing since then, has since become the best-selling jet airliner in aviation history, with 9,401 aircraft delivered and 4,423 orders yet… Boeing is complaining about Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier, which until recently sold mostly business aircraft and small regional jets.
But now it is getting into the market for larger aircraft that compete directly with Boeing's 737, its most popular aircraft.
The request by Boeing comes in the same week that the Trump administration imposed duties on Canadian lumber, charging that those companies also receive unfair government subsidies.
Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission, a federal agency, asking that they take action "to end Bombardier's illegal and unfair business practices before it is too late to prevent significant harm to America's aerospace industry and thousands of good-paying aerospace jobs." Boeing is already cutting jobs.
But most of the cutbacks in production so far have been to the lines that build the older wide-body jets, not the single-aisle 737, which is about to debut a new version, the 737 MAX, which already has 3,700 orders.