I don’t know if you’ve heard (at least it didn’t come up here yet), but Mitsubishi Heavy Industries bought for 550 million USD. For details see the press release from Bombardier:
To be honest, it came as a surprise to me, since Mitsubishi itself has been working on their own regional jet for years. It was fairly far along and they were planning on getting the certification for their jet this year:
Those developments have been independent from each other, so I don’t really understand which synergies would arise from having two incompatible regional jets. Particularly since the Spacejet is so far along, that you can’t even really incorporate many technological ideas.
Do you guys have any ideas on that or can make some more sense of it?
Oh, and also: will the Bombardier planes be renamed in AirlineSim?