Legislative 'Vehicles' Could Ensure WTO Ruling Plays into KC-X Competition

By John Reed / September 22, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) today said he would consider modifying the defense spending bill this year to demand that the Air Force take a recent World Trade Organization ruling against Airbus into account in the latest round of the $35 billion KC-X tanker competition, which is expected to kick off this week. Earlier this month, the WTO issued an initial ruling stating that European Aerospace and Defense Systems' parent company, Airbus, receives millions of dollars in unfair subsidies for the...

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