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Tensions Mount Over Bombardier’s CSeries Deal With Airbus


(Robert Wall – Wall Street Journal)

Struggling Bombardier Inc.’s move to give Airbus SE control of its CSeries plane project has driven rivals to renew their pledges to pursue legal complaints against the Canadian aircraft maker.

Both Boeing Co., which already had the CSeries in its crosshairs before the involvement of its chief rival, and Brazil’s Embraer SA said this weekend they would stick with their legal challenges against Bombardier’s program. Embraer also warned Bombardier and Airbus against working on the project before the deal had won antitrust approval.

The stakes are high, with the Airbus-Bombardier tie-up seen by some as the biggest shake-up of the commercial jetliner business in 30 years. Click here to read more.

Related: Boeing Trade Complaint Didn’t Force Airbus Deal, Says Bombardier Chief (CNBC)