Boeing, EADS

Lawmakers pile onto Airbus with WTO Ruling

As Defense News reports, the WTO ruling reported here last week has triggered a wave of congressional spleen against EADS/Northrop-Grumman’s bid in the KC-X competition — notably, as predicted, from representatives of Boeing-friendly constituencies:

“Today’s news further demonstrates that the French tanker should hae been disqualified because of illegal subsidies,” Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan.

“We need an American tanker built by an American company with American workers,” Tiahrt said.

Boeing aircraft built in Washington are militarized for service as tankers in Kansas.

Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., said “the U.S. government cannot reward illegal market actions that have harmed U.S. manufacturers and stolen U.S. aerospace jobs.”

via Airbus Subsidies Ruled Illegal; U.S. Lawmakers Pounce – Defense News.


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