Launch of the A350 reignited the trade conflict between the US and EU over state subsidies to Boeing and Airbus for the development of large civil aircraft. The US and EU currently are engaged in litigation at the World Trade Organization over the subject. Airbus has asked for and received approval for repayable launch aid loans amounting to a third of the €4.35 billion development cost of the program from the partner governments. In a statement, US Trade Representative spokesperson ...

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