Pontifications: WA State frets about Boeing brain drain, but it’s already happening

Aug. 31, 2020, © Leeham News: Elected officials and others in Washington State worry about the “brain drain” as Boeing considers whether to consolidate 787 production from Everett to Charleston. These people are asleep at the switch and… Read More

Boeing may have checkmated Airbus in trade dispute

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing may have just checkmated Airbus in the long-running trade dispute between the US and European Union. In an unexpected move, Boeing and Washington State crafted legislation to void… Read More

Is Blue Origin making the 737 of spaceflight?

By Dan Catchpole  danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com This article has been updated to correct an error that misstated the relative size of New Glenn’s payload. October 11, 2018, © Leeham News: Wednesday’s announcement that the U.S. Air Force had selected Blue… Read More

Next round in Airbus-Boeing WTO battle nears

Feb. 14, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Boeing-Bombardier trade fight isn’t over, yet. The parties received on Feb. 9 the written decision by the US International Trade Commission and the public version, redacted of confidential and proprietary information,… Read More

Airbus, Boeing claim victory in today’s WTO ruling over Washington State tax breaks

Airbus claims “knockout blow.” Boeing claims “complete victory.” WTO Summary of findings and ruling. All the WTO documents are here. Opinion: No sanctions will be levied on Airbus or Boeing. Seattle Times on why nothing will happen with… Read More

Full Airbus, Boeing statements on WTO ruling

Nov. 28, 2016: Here are the full statements from Airbus and Boeing about the WTO ruling today finding Boeing received prohibited subsidies from Washington State for the 777X development:

Pontifications: Tax breaks in Washington State

Feb. 22, 2016, © Leeham Co.: A group of Democratic legislators in Washington State will introduce five bills aimed at repealing some tax breaks and also taking yet another run at holding Boeing’s feet to the fire by tying… Read More

Washington State: tie jobs-for-tax breaks like other states do

March 12, 2015: Legislators in Washington State are coming down to the wire on a proposed bill promoted by two key Boeing labor unions to tie job levels to tax breaks. Irrespective of party lines, this is a… Read More

EU files subsidy complaint over 777X WA State tax breaks; we raised issue at the time

The European Union has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over $8.7bn in tax breaks offered by Washington State to Boeing in exchange for locating the 777X assembly site and wing production plant in the state…. Read More

WA State continues to look Beyond Boeing to build aerospace industry

Washington State will continue to look “Beyond Boeing” while paying close attention to the giant aerospace company’s needs in order to further strengthen the state’s aerospace industry. The annual update to the Washington State Aerospace Industry Strategy focuses… Read More