The regional market, if defined as transports with fewer than 90 seats, has been declining for many years, punctuated by product- and demand-driven cycles. In 2004, 30-/90-seat aircraft represented 15.7% of all transport deliveries by value; by 2018, this had fallen to just 3.8%. There are very few signs that the market will recover by more than a few percent.  Bombardier and Embraer, the two biggest regional jet players, have responded to this downturn by growing the top end of their ...

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