Boeing scrubs $4.2 billion deal to buy Embraer

Boeing and Embraer jets
The Boeing-Embraer deal would have added regional jets such as Embraer’s E190-E2 to a lineup that also includes Boeing’s 737 MAX 7 and larger jets. (Embraer Illustration)

Boeing terminated its two-year-old, $4.2 billion agreement to acquire the commercial operations of Embraer, a leading regional-jet manufacturer based in Brazil, as the April 24 deadline for sealing the deal passed.

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