What do you do if you have a next-generation aircraft but no installed base of operators to sell into? For Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), the answer is to buy Bombardier’s CRJ program, providing access to a support network and potential customers for the SpaceJet regional jet family under development by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. For Bombardier, the deal—announced on June 25 and expected to close in the first half of 2020—will complete its exit from the commercial ...

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