U.S., EU suspend subsidies dispute to focus on China

Jun 16, 2021
Importers on both sides of the Atlantic will save billions in retaliatory tariffs for imports.
While the U.S. and the EU have been fighting over which side unfairly subsidizes aircraft production, China has been building up its own aircraft industry, said Eswar Prasad at Cornell University.
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Truce on Airbus/Boeing subsidies lets sides focus on emerging competitor

Jun 15, 2021
U.S.-EU pact suspends punitive tariffs and could spur collaboration to fend off Chinese expansion in the commercial aircraft industry.
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Airlines might not love Boeing right now, but switching planes won't be easy

Oct 24, 2019
The waitlist for new Airbus planes is seven years long.
It's unclear when or if the 737 Max will return to the skies. Above, a Boeing 737 Max 8 takes off for a test flight in 2016.
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The U.S. hits Europe with a new round of tariffs

Oct 18, 2019
The US argues that Europe illegally subsidizes Airbus, and the WTO is backing its new tariffs. But Europe launched a similar complaint against Boeing.
Imported wine is about to become more expensive.
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How Italian cheese got caught up in a fight about airplanes

Oct 17, 2019
It's no accident that European food and wine is about to get more expensive in the U.S.
Scotch, French wines and Italian cheese and meats are about to get more expensive. Above, imported Parmesan cheese at Cheese Plus in San Francisco.
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EU gave illegal subsidies to Airbus, WTO rules

Oct 2, 2019
The organization has given the U.S. permission to impose tariffs on up to $7.5 billion worth of EU exports per year.
An Airbus A350-1000 is parked on the tarmac in front of the Airbus pavilion at Le Bourget in 2017 during the International Paris Air Show.
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As the U.S.-China trade war rages, an even bigger battle with Europe is brewing

Aug 12, 2019
Europe braces for renewed hostilities with the United States over import tariffs.
A worker fits a part to a wing of an Airbus passenger plane in Hamburg, Germany in 2017.
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Americans passengers worry about Boeing after crash

Mar 11, 2019
The fatal crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 is prompting some Americans to establish whether their upcoming flights are on a Boeing 737 Max 8, the same kind of jet that crashed Sunday. Two U.S. carriers operate that type of plane — Southwest Airlines and American Airlines — and both are standing behind the safety […]
A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on Dec. 8, 2015, in Renton, Washington.
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Airbus may kill production of A380 superjumbo jet

Feb 13, 2019
Once touted as an aircraft for the future, the Airbus A380 was supposed to offer international carriers with an appealing, if massive, option for long-haul flights. Now the A380 appears to be on life support. Emirates airlines has scaled back purchases of the aircraft, and Airbus is expected to fully shut down production soon. Airlines are […]
President and CEO of Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) Holdings, Shinya Katanozaka (C) and President of Airbus Japan Stephane Ginoux (R) wave during a ceremony for the delivery of the company's first Airbus A380, on March 20, 2019 at the Airbus delivery center in Colomiers, southwestern France.
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Two years after the Brexit vote, many businesses remain anxious

Jun 22, 2018
This weekend marks two years since Britain held its referendum on exiting the European Union and voters told their leaders they want to leave the bloc. Since then, the British government has been negotiating the conditions of Brexit on issues such as the single market, customs union and movement of labor. The scheduled exit date, […]