Bombardier calls proposed 220 pct U.S duty on CSeries jets 'absurd'

MONTREAL, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc on Tuesday called a 220 percent preliminary anti-subsidy duty slapped by the U.S. Commerce Department on its CSeries jets "absurd and divorced from the reality about the financing of multibillion-dollar aircraft programs."

The U.S. decision, which is subject to a final ruling in 2018, follows a complaint by planemaker Boeing Co. which charged that the aircraft were unfairly subsidized by Canada.

(Reporting By Allison Lampert; Editing by Sandra Maler)