It only looks suspicious. Amid an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China, European companies are contenders to supply the landing gear for the Sino-Russian Craic CR929 widebody, but UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is not. In fact, the U.S. company did not seek the contract, says an industry source. Suggesting the process has been running along ordinary commercial, not political, lines, Craic partner United Aircraft Corp. (UAC) says U.S. suppliers simply did not progress from the ...

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