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FILE PHOTO: Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders arrives to attend Airbus annual press conference on the 2017 financial results in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
July 4, 2018
MONTREAL (Reuters) – Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders said on Wednesday he is worried an escalation in a U.S. trade dispute with other countries could trigger retaliation that could impact air traffic.
“Of course we’re worried if this escalates,” Enders told reporters following a visit with employees at a Bombardier <BBDb.TO> plane factory near Montreal. “If there are retaliatory measures … this could impact air traffic. We very much hope this is not going to be the case.”
Airbus has taken a majority stake in Bombardier’s CSeries jetliner program after completing a tie-up with the Canadian train-and-plane-maker on July 1.
(Reporting By Allison Lampert; Editing by Chris Reese)