Another twist in the CSeries saga was announced this week as the ITC renounced the 292% tariffs imposed last year and declared that the Delta deal had not injured Boeing or the US industry. Airbus stated it will continue to build in Mobile, Boeing expressed disappointment and it’s unclear if an appeal is likely, but we’d assume it’s not the end of the matter. IBA produced a report around who will buy the series back in October. If the tariff reversal drops the CSeries back into your plans, click here to read it.
Boeing have reported strong results this week, despite the CSeries, read the article here.
Whilst we see that the growth in aviation investment in China is slowing, China continues to be a driving force in aviation. Airports, leasing, technology and tourism are still much favoured industries that are promoted not only because of the Chinese policy considerations but also the strong underlying stability and economics. If you’re interested in understanding more about Chinese policies and drivers and their impact, our Executive Director for Asia, David Yu has pulled together his thoughts on China’s cross border investments.
To continue the focus on China, our Chief Intelligence Officer, Stuart Hatcher recently contributed to an article on the Chinese lessor market. To summarise, China-based lessors and Chinese airlines will form a vitally important part of the global airliner-leasing market in 2018. You can read the full article here or catch his full thoughts in our key aviation themes for 2018.
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