The ongoing US-EU trade dispute over aircraft subsidies ratcheted up a notch in intensity as Trade Representative Rob Portman announced that the US is filing an additional consultation request under its WTO case against what it claims is illegal launch aid for the A350. The latest action is in response to a £5.2 million ($9.2 million) grant announced Jan. 26 by the Welsh Assembly to underwrite the costs of training new workers for the A350. "For almost two years, the US has been seeking ...

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