Montreal - Bombardier says the merger talks between Boeing and Embraer reveals CSeries weren't competing unfairly against the 737 range of aircraft of the American giant, who filed a complaint against the Canadian aircraft manufacturer.
By eliminating the CSeries, Boeing would pave the way for the Embraer's E-Jets to dominate the segment in which the Boeing 737s are not present,says the Quebec company.
In its 100-page document, Bombardier takes up some of the arguments already made in its defense but also points out that Boeing and Embraer were already considering a partnership in the civil aviation before the Delta-Bombardier deal, which was intentionally hidden from the commission during the case at the USITC (United States International Trade Commission).
An alliance between these two companies would be a response to Airbus' recent majority takeover of Bombardier's CSeries program. The three versions of Embraer's E2 series, which will come into service this year, would allow Boeing to compete directly with the CSeries.
Rather than developing a new product, as Bombardier did, Boeing is planning to get into a segment through a multi-billion dollar acquisition,argues Bombardier in the report.
Thus, from the Bombardier's perspective, the discussions surrounding a potential acquisition of Embraer by Boeing demonstrate that the CSeries doesn't compete directly with the 737 range of aircraft, which should prompt the USITC to reject the complainant's arguments.