Questionnaires go out to all purchasers and importers in the US market. They responded and reported overlap in products.
Thanks, that's very helpful. And a reminder that the "ITC" is actually a federal agency of the USA. Hence they were only interested in a response from the US market, and not the opinions of European or Asian airlines.
In fact it would be a huge help to me (and I suspect some others) if the organisation's proper title was used a little more often in this thread, i.e. USITC. There is a unfortunate misdirection thrown at many of us when only "ITC" is used, as it suggests both international and impartial. To be fair, the USITC's own website and documentation almost never omits the U.S. parentage (https://www.usitc.gov/
the Commission found that there was overlap, and several importers agreed that there was overlap
That is most intriguing. Whilst it doesn't contradict your statement above, it imparts a slightly different flavor.
Do you have a breakdown of exactly how many is "several".
To me it sounds like a weak response.
Also, is there the slightest possibility that Boeing coached a few selected witnesses?
I'm not suggesting anything illegal at all, but a carefully timed campaign to emphasize the similarities/overlap between C-series and the 737, pitched at a carefully selected audience?
If I knew that my customers were going to get an official questionnaire about one particular aspect of my business (say technical support), you can bet your house I'm going to make sure we contact them first and remind them how wonderful we are, particularly regarding tech support
. That's just business....
There are two things that happen when you get old.
1. You start to lose your memory.
2. What was I saying again?