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Trade issues will be prevalent at this years ISTAT Americas conference with the U.S. administration's steel and aluminum tariffs plan and Boeing's and Canada's Bombardier battle over its C Series jet.

Airbus v Boeing

Airbus v Boeing MidSize Battle Image: Aviation Voice


The aviation conference is on Sunday through Tuesday in San Diego with executives from Boeing $BA, United Airlines $UAL, Delta Air Lines $DAL and American Airlines $AAL on show.

Boeing stock was the best performer in the Dow last year and never far from the news, from Presidential jets to trade stoushes. Airlines have been opening up the check books to modernize their fleets with different strategies emerging for the different carriers. 

The result has seen Boeing and it's European competitor Airbus experiencing strong demand, especially from carriers in Asia with the new emerging middle class in that region.

Boeing is a step behind Airbus' A320neo in the key mid market. All eyes will be both companiesat the conference. 

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