Feds pushed Bombardier to make Airbus deal
The Canadian government encouraged Bombardier to make a deal with Airbus for its CSeries planes to thwart a potential venture with Chinese investors, according to five sources familiar with the matter.
It signaled its preference for Airbus after Bombardier failed to reach an agreement with Boeing earlier this year that would have given the U.S. company a stake in the CSeries jetliners, according to the sources. The Canadian government’s role has not been previously reported. | READ MORE