Boeing proposes Embraer tie-up excluding defense unit: source


By Ricardo BritoBRASILIA (Reuters) - Boeing Co has sought the Brazilian government's approval of a partnership with planemaker Embraer SA that would create a new company focused on commercial aviation, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.The new vehicle would not include Embraer's defense unit under the proposal presented on Thursday, according to the source, who asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of ongoing talks.

A Boeing representative in Brazil said the structure of a possible deal with Embraer was "still being studied."Embraer.

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