US appeals WTO ruling over prohibited subsidies

Dec. 16, 2016: The US filed a notice of appeal today of the WTO ruling that  Washington State tax breaks granted to entice Boeing to locate a wing plant for the 777X and assemble the airplane at Everett ((WA) was… Read More

Pontifications: Making sense of WTO Boeing subsidy case

Dec. 5, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Far be it from me to say, I told you so. But I did. When Washington State extended the Boeing 787 tax breaks in November 2013 to the 777X through 2040, I… Read More

For Airbus and Boeing, it’s about Alabama, Alabama, Alabama

Nov. 29, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: When it comes to the prospect of imposing trade sanctions or retaliatory tariffs on Airbus for airplanes ordered by US customers, the European manufacturer has some advantages over Boeing few people apparently have… 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

Airbus’ Eccleston talks about reorganization and WTO

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Oct. 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus’ reorganization continues to unfold, with key components to be revealed, including key personnel appointments. LNC sat down in Seattle with Barry Eccleston, president of… Read More

No sanctions will be levied on Airbus and Boeing in WTO dispute

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Sept. 26, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It’s hazardous to use the word “never,” but the US and European Union will never impose trade sanctions or tariffs on Airbus or Boeing… Read More

Pontifications: Hypocrisy and illegal subsidies at the WTO

Sept. 26, 2016, © Leeham Co.: There are two airplanes under development that are in the 150-220 passenger space. Both are under development by companies that get state aid and make no bones about it. The aid would… Read More

Pontifications: New war of words erupts

July 11, 2016, © Leeham Co., Farnborough Air Show: The war of words between Airbus and Boeing is legendary, and it continued unabated today, the first day of the Farnborough Air Show. See my column in Forbes for… Read More

State investment in Bombardier further mockery of WTO

Nov. 24, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. With the $1bn investment by the Province of Quebec in the Bombardier CSeries program, another example of government funding emerges in commercial aviation development. Setting aside whether the investment might be challenged… Read More

Embraer sees broadening market in North America

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