EU investigates Boeing-Brazil Embraer tie-up

The EU is investigating if Boeing’s purchase if Embraer is anti-competitive.

The EU argument is that while Embraer is a relatively small player, it’s established in the business and has a market share of around 5%.

Compared to Mitsubishi, or the upcoming Sino-Russian competition, which the EU says will take anything up to 15 years to have any impact, Embraer already does with a 5% market share.

In the EU’s opinion there is a risk of loss of options, reduced competition and yet more monopolisation by Boeing and Airbus over the global market.