Boeing and Embraer expect to close their deal-making over commercial and defense aircraft joint ventures (JVs) by year’s end, the two manufacturers said Feb. 26, after Embraer shareholders approved the proposals. Two-thirds of Embraer’s shareholders voted in an extraordinary meeting at Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil, with nearly 99% of voters backing Boeing’s 80% takeover of Embraer’s commercial business, as well as a 49-51% JV to market Embraer’s ...

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