SAO PAULO/NEW DELHI/PARIS (Reuters) – Aircraft makers are circling Brazil’s Embraer (EMBR3.SA) weeks after Boeing (BA.N) ditched plans for a historic commercial aviation tie-up, people familiar with the matter said.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA is seen at the company’s headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio/File Photo
Boeing axed plans to buy 80% of Embraer’s commercial unit in April, ending a planned move into regional jets that mirrored rival Airbus’ (AIR.PA) purchase in 2018 of a competing model developed by Canada’s Bombardier.
China’s state-owned COMAC planemaker has voiced informal interest in co-operation with the world’s third-largest jetmaker, two of the people said. Russian aircraft manufacturer Irkut has also explored the issue, two others said, though the company denied any current interest.
India, another rising aerospace power focusing mainly on defence but with a huge civil market,…
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