Boeing, Airbus each claim degree of victory in WTO ruling

A 1,000-page ruling issued last week by the World Trade Organization "confirms that Boeing has been competing on an uneven playing field for decades," according to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., a leader in U.S. efforts to make an international case against alleged governmental launch aid for rival Airbus. European officials rejected Murray's interpretation, noting that 70% of the U.S. complaint had been rejected by the WTO. The confidential report is considered preliminary, and both companies will have an opportunity to comment before the WTO issues its final ruling, expected by year's end.

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