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Canada's pain Japan's gain as Mitsubishi buys CRJ jet

Business | ANALYSIS Jun 26, 2019

Canada's pain Japan's gain as Mitsubishi buys CRJ jet

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., which agreed Tuesday to buy Bombardier Inc.'s loss-making regional jet program, plans to exploit the Canadian company's support network and global customer list to rejuvenate its delayed efforts to conquer the jet market. Japan's return to the aircraft market for the ...

Jumbo jets face a make-or-break year at Boeing and Airbus

Business Apr 17, 2015

Jumbo jets face a make-or-break year at Boeing and Airbus

The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Last year, there were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s, reflecting a fundamental shift in the industry toward ...

Rivalries hamper hunt for jet

Asia Pacific Mar 29, 2014

Rivalries hamper hunt for jet

The search for Flight MH370, the Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished over the South China Sea on March 8, has involved more than two dozen countries and 60 aircraft and ships, but it has also been bedeviled by regional rivalries. While Malaysia has been accused ...