European Commission last week authorized the Dutch government to grant a repayable advance of €19.7 million ($14.5 million) to NG Aircraft, the former Rekkof Aircraft, for the development of the Fokker Next Generation, an updated version of the F-100 narrowbody. It reasoned that the aid is compatible with the EU Framework for state aid for research, development and innovation, and that the “positive effects of the aid outweigh any potential distortion of competition.” In ...

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