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The Brazilian View on Boeing: Embraer Talks

There is a close relationship between Boeing and Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica, globally known as Embraer. However, recently disclosed talks show that the two companies are looking to extend and deepen that bond in some specific product lines. On Dec. 21, a brief press release confirmed that Boeing and Embraer "are engaged in discussions regarding a potential combination.” This move comes as a result of the turmoil caused by the dispute with Bombardier and the 100-144 seat segment, in which…