Let's all take a moment to thank Boeing for this further cementing of a civil aviation duopoly. Had they not launched their ill-considered (and ultimately judged worthless trade complaint) we would still have two thriving independent firms building small jets.
Oh horse crap.
BBD was on a bullet train to bankruptcy or an even larger government bailout complaint or no complaint.
Actually what YOU are saying is horse crap.
Have you noticed that Airbus has not put a cent yet in the partnership / nor the gouvernment since the complaint.
And all the while BBD actually kept spending money in developing the Global 6500/7500 to get an even better product than promised.
And guess what, despite above spendings, (and no cash injections) BBD is not bankrupt yet. Even better, Alain Bellemare achieved an even better results in his turnaround plan than projected.
So without Airbus, the certified CSeries / blueprints / knowhow would probably have been sold to the Chinese - for more than a dollar.
But that would have meant the eventual dismantling of the Montreal CSeries "industrial cluster" (if I can call it like that).
Quebec and Ottawa just did not want that.
FWIW, with this new "Make America great again" and that "let's bully our closest allies into total submission" mentality, this strategic partnership with Airbus appears now essential ...
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