A New Threat to This American Icon

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Berkshire Hathaway shook up the aviation world this week when its subsidiary, NetJets, announced the $9.6 billion purchase of 425 aircraft, including Textron's Cessna planes and Canadian-based Bombardier's Challenger jets. The deal was noteworthy for both manufacturers, but especially for Bombardier, which generates 46% of its revenue from a shaky European market. Outside the business-jet market, Bombardier is expected to step into the big leagues next year with the introduction of its commercial CSeries aircraft. Should Boeing and Airbus be concerned that their duopoly could be disrupted?

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Isaac Pino has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Berkshire Hathaway and Textron. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Berkshire Hathaway. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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