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Bombardier Bruised on Two Sides With Threats to Trains, Jets

Sept. 25, 2017, 6:07 PM

Bombardier Inc.’s turnaround plan is coming under threat from stepped-up challenges to the company’s rail business and its cutting-edge jetliner.

The Canadian manufacturer risks being jilted by Germany’s Siemens AG, which is now exploring a rail-equipment deal with Alstom SA of France after months of talks with Bombardier. Separately, the U.S. government is set to decide this week whether tariffs should be imposed on Bombardier’s C Series aircraft after a complaint by Boeing Co.

The developments imperil CEO Alain Bellemare’s two-year-old effort to reshape Bombardier, which has also relied on financial support from Quebec and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal ...