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Embraer and Boeing discussing a commercial aviation alliance

BRASILIA, April 12 (Reuters) - Embraer SA and Boeing Co are discussing setting up a new company focused on commercial aviation but have not yet reached an accord, the Brazilian planemaker said in a Thursday securities filing.

The arrangement would exclude Embraer's defense and "potentially" its business jet divisions from the alliance, the filing said. Reuters reported earlier in the day that a new proposal had been submitted to Brazil's government on Tuesday but there were still issues to be ironed out. (Reporting by Bruno Federowski Editing by Leslie Adler)