Big 4 aerospace and aviation giants' trade disputes should not prevent logical partnerships

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Boeing’s moves throughout the past year to impose tariffs on Bombardier’s CSeries narrowbody (now seemingly resolved) have culminated in the US aerospace manufacturer pursuing a controlling stake in the Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer.

Boeing’s pursuit of trade tariffs against Bombardier led to Airbus’ decision to take a stake in CSeries programme, which instantly gave the European airframer a more viable platform for the smaller jet segment. Its A319neo has not gained much sales traction, and the mutually beneficial tie-up lends some sales expertise to Bombardier.

Now Boeing is attempting to level the playing field with Airbus through a tie-up with Embraer. It is hard to predict the ultimate shape that those deepened ties will take, given the Brazilian government’s golden share in Embraer, and Brazil’s upcoming presidential election.

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