Just two days out from trying to shut down Bombardier from selling the CSeries in the US, Boeing has finally shown its hand. It is actively pushing for a buy in to Brazilian manufacturer Embraer.
Any deal faces issues with the Brazilian Government not wanting Boeing to have boardroom decision swaying capabilities, but any tie up could well see Boeing building Embraer in the US and cynically doing exactly what it accuses Bombardier of doing, as Embraer is well known for having received billions in government support over the years. Without it, it wouldn’t exist today.
Boeing it seems is not ashamed to seek any advantage for itself to crush anyone who it feels may compete with it. If you can’t crush them legally, buy them out.