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US Jet Tariff May Lead to a 'Trade War'
US Jet Tariff May
Lead to a 'Trade War'

US Jet Tariff May Lead to a 'Trade War'

Canada, UK peeved by proposed 219% tariff on Bombardier jets

(Newser) - After a complaint from US aviation giant Boeing, the Department of Commerce has proposed slapping a 219% tariff on the import of C-Series jets from Canadian-owned Bombardier. The move—which still needs approval from the US International Trade Commission—would be in keeping with President Trump's goal of promoting...

Buffalo Flight's De-Icing 'Antiquated:' Suit

(Newser) - The first lawsuit involving the crash of Continental Flight 3407 contends that the turboprop airplane should not have been flying at all in icy conditions, the Buffalo News reports. The “antiquated de-icing boots,” said a lawyer filing suit on behalf of Cantor Susan A. Wehle, “are 1920s,...

New Engine Could Rev Green Flight

Less fuel, emissions, and noise

(Newser) - In what is being hailed as the most exciting development in commercial aviation technology in years, Pratt & Whitney has developed a revolutionary jet engine that burns up to 15% less fuel and cuts carbon emissions by 1,500 tons per plane per year. The engine, which is also quieter...

60 Bombardier Aircraft Grounded After Accidents

Hundreds of flights canceled

(Newser) - Aircraft maker Bombardier recommended grounding 60 of its turboprop planes after one skidded off a runway in Lithuania during an emergency landing today, just days after similar landing gear malfunctions forced a crash landing in Denmark. No one was seriously injured in either crash, but airlines took no chances and...

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