No End In Sight For Boeing, Airbus Dispute: EU Official

Law360, New York (November 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Rival aircraft manufacturers Boeing Co. and Airbus continue to butt heads over government funding, and the feud may stretch another two years, according to a European Union official.

EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson told the European Parliament on Tuesday that Boeing had rejected Airbus' latest attempts at reconciliation, making a resolution of the debate largely impossible in the short term.

“Only a few weeks ago, Boeing publicly rejected Airbus' latest olive branch,” Mandelson said in a statement. “We are therefore skeptical whether this dispute can be...
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