Long, bitter history precedes union vote at Boeing Charleston today

Feb. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s touch-labor workers at its 787 assembly plant in North Charleston (SC) will vote today on whether to become represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). It’s a vote with huge… Read More

Brazil files WTO complaint against Canada-CSeries deals

Feb. 8, 2017: Brazil, on behalf of Embraer, filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over Canadian government investment in Bombardier’s CSeries. “Brazil notified the WTO Secretariat that it had requested WTO dispute consultations with Canada regarding… Read More

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

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: Airbus, Boeing and Qatar; and more on the WTO

Oct. 10, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Last week ended with an order from Qatar Airways for 30 Boeing 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs. Qatar also signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 60 737-8 MAXes. But that wasn’t the… 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