AIRLINE INDUSTRY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/VIETNAM: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [2-27-19] praised Vietnam for working to reduce the trade imbalance with the U.S. as Vietnamese carriers signed deals to buy Boeing jets and technologies valued at more than $20 billion. VietJet is buying 100 Boeing 737-Max jets and 215 GE/CFM joint venture engines, and Bamboo Airways is buying 10 Boeing 787-9 jets. In addition, Vietnam Airlines is buying $100 million in services and technology from Sabre Corp. Trump, who is in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hailed the deals…Bamboo Airways is looking to open routes to the United States, which would be the first time a Vietnamese carrier could fly and codeshare with U.S. airlines, Yahoo Finance reported. The Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month declared Vietnam in compliance with international aviation standards.”

Rebecca Morin, “Trump hails $20 billion in Boeing orders by Vietnam,” Politico, February 27, 2019 1:45 pm