DOD Urged To Weigh Airbus Subsidies In Tanker War

Law360, New York (December 14, 2010, 6:03 PM EST) -- Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., is calling on U.S. military officials to consider a World Trade Organization ruling that Airbus SAS took illegal subsidies from European governments, as they prepare to make a final award in the long battle between Airbus and Boeing Co. over a multibillion-dollar tanker procurement.

Larsen, whose state is home to major Boeing production facilities, circulated a letter Monday addressed to the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, in which he urges the committee to include...
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