Why doesn’t embrear and bombardier make big airplanes?

They’ve made very successful regional jets now why not try competing with 737/A320 or 787/A350 it’s not like they don’t have the technology to do it.

I guess the obvious answer would be they are more focused on private jet aircraft but why not go big? Especially embrear. Their private jets are not nearly as popular as gulfstream and bombardiers.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I heard it was sanctions from US; specifically pressure from Boeing.

  • 6 months ago

    Give them time.

  • 6 months ago

    Money. People to work. Markets.

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It costs MILLIONS of dollars to develop and build a new type of aircraft, and then MILLIONS more to certify it for commercial flight. Embraer and Bombardier are both quite successful in building regional jets. It's what they are best known for. Why should they invest HUGE amounts of money to build larger airplanes that there may not be a market for?

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  • 6 months ago

    So, you consider a 115,000 lb takeoff aircraft with 120 passengers (E195) to be a small aircraft?

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    The hideously expensive development costs and set up costs for the infrastructure to build such machines.

    The two main players in the sector Boeing and Airbus have the funding, the infrastructure, the professional relationships with external suppliers (Rolls Royce, Pratt & Whitney) and the reputation to be able to build these jets at the quality, quantity and cost needed to be competitive in that market.

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