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Aerospace & Defense

Mitsubishi's Bombardier deal soured by SpaceJet cutbacks

Japan's homegrown aviation project faces choice on seeking Chinese help

A SpaceJet takes off at Nagoya airport in Japan. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has made cuts to the program. (Photo by Koji Uema)

TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries marks a milestone in its aviation ambitions on Monday by integrating the commercial jet business of Canada's Bombardier, even as doubts grow about the Japanese company's ability to keep its own commercial jet program on track at a time of airline industry upheaval.

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