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Boeing outbids Brazil against Dassault's Rafale

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(B2) Boeing and its F-18 Super Hornet could overtake Dassault's Rafale in Brazilian order books. Following a new offer from the American, Brasilia could well reconsider its preliminary decision to order 36 aircraft. The F-18 Super Hornet, cheaper than its competitor, should also be accompanied by a transfer of technology. Transfer so far only offered by Dassault. According to the daily O Estado de Sao Paulo, Boeing would offer “the opportunity to build components for the new Super Hornets».

The American company is going all out in Brazil. It wishes to collaborate with the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer for the development of the KC-390, a military transport and refueling aircraft. And President Dilma Rousseff could choose the Chicago firm for her presidential plane: with a Boeing 747; the Brazilian president is currently flying "European" with an Airbus A319 bought in 2004 by President Lula.

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