The European Union (EU) on Oct. 13 formally appealed a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling issued in September that states sponsors of Toulouse-based Airbus Group did not properly remove illegal subsidies for building large civil aircraft. The appeal, which was expected, continues one of two WTO disputes between the leading aircraft OEMs at least well into 2017. A Sept. 22 ruling upheld a US-Boeing complaint that Europe had not properly remedied up to $22 billion it provided Airbus in ...

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