Bombardier’s C Series, soon to be half-owned by the province of Quebec after Bombardier’s $3.2 billion write-off, is in a very difficult position, with little hope of a recovery. But the C Series’ woes are not a larger Canadian aerospace industry problem. In fact, most other Canadian aerospace companies are doing quite well. There are important lessons in that. First, this situation could have been far worse. When the first C Series was launched in 2005, the plan was to ...

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