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Airbus and Boeing each claim WTO decision as a win

Airbus and Boeing each claim WTO decision as a win

A big trade ruling in the long battle between Airbus and Boeing left both sides cheering. The World Trade Organization said Tuesday that the European Union helped Airbus with unfair subsidies that hurt sales of Boeing's wide-body jets. But the organization also overturned a previous ruling that found the subsidies were hurting sales of the single-aisle 737, Boeing's most popular plane. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the decision "confirms once and for all that the EU has long ignored WTO rules, and even worse, EU aircraft subsidies have cost American aerospace companies tens of billions of dollars in lost revenue." He said that the United States would impose tariffs if the EU