Bombardier and Comac may be laying the foundations for a third force in commercial aircraft manufacturing, with a framework agreement under which they will coordinate their CSeries and C919 designs to create a series of interoperable airliners. The intended long-term cooperative relationship would give sales support to Comac, Chinese market access to Bombardier, and the synergies of a broader product offering to both. Together they may be forming the most credible challenge to the ...

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