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Bombardier, Embraer Seen Vying for SkyWest on MRJ Delay

Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc. may stand to gain business after SkyWest Inc., a commuter partner for carriers including United Airlines, voiced frustration with delays for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s new regional jet.

The tardy debut for the plane known as the MRJ creates opportunities for both Bombardier and Embraer, which already supply aircraft to SkyWest, said Chris Murray, an analyst at AltaCorp Capital Inc. in Toronto. Last year, St. George, Utah-based SkyWest ordered 100 Mitsubishi jets, a competitor to Bombardier and Embraer models.