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Mitsubishi in Talks to Buy Bombardier Regional-Jet Business (2)

June 5, 2019, 1:07 PM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., which is building Japan’s first airliner since the 1960s, is in talks to buy Bombardier Inc.’s CRJ regional jet program to bolster its plane manufacturing ambitions.

Still, no decision has been made, the Tokyo-based company said in a statement June 5 after Air Current reported that the negotiations were at an advanced stage. Air Current said an agreement may be announced as early as the Paris Air Show, which starts June 17.

Bombardier confirmed that it was in discussions with Mitsubishi and that any agreement would be subject to further analysis by its own management and ...