Delta Airlines will start taking delivery of Bombardier CSeries airliners later this year with an eye to putting them in service in early 2019. This will be the first use of the aircraft in revenue service in North America after successful introductions in Europe and Asia. Operators continue to praise the aircraft as comfortable for passengers and economical to operate. The Delta deliveries come after Boeing dropped its dumping charges against Bombardier over the discount price Delta paid for the aircraft.
Boeing lost its case at the U.S. International Trade Commission after the U.S. Commerce Department approved crippling duties on the aircraft of almost 300 percent. Boeing decided not to appeal the USITC decision and the border opened to the CSeries. Delta will replace its fleet of Embraer E-170 and E-190 regional jets.