The benefits of having plants in two politically "sensitive" areas - the easier it is to play governments against each other. CEO Tellier has been saying for a while now that the NCAP would be assembled where they get the most government support.
It will be very interesting to see how much money Tellier might actually extract from the Canadian government. The Canadian political landscape has changed quite a bit since December. First the the PM
retired (who's son-in-law until recently was a BBD Director) and the current PM
ended up with a minority government in the June elections which will hamper being able to freely "support" BBD as in the past.
wasn't entirely accurate as the NCAP would be going up against not just the 717 (in fact, by target EIS date of 2010, what are the chances of the 717 still being in prodction
) and A318 but obviously the 736, 73G and A319 as well.
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. - A. Einstein