SOURCE: EADS North America

EADS North America

September 15, 2010 14:00 ET

EADS North America Statement Concerning World Trade Organization Findings on Boeing Subsidies

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - September 15, 2010) -  Guy Hicks, spokesperson for EADS North America, issued the following statement regarding the WTO report on Boeing subsidies:

"It has been widely reported that the WTO has found Boeing to be the beneficiary of anti-competitive and illegal subsidies. The report clearly validates the Department of Defense's position, namely that ongoing commercial trade disputes between allies are irrelevant to defense acquisitions -- including the KC-X tanker competition -- and should not be used to circumvent the warfighter's right to choose the system that best meets their requirements. This definitive finding by the WTO only reinforces the Department's position."

About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Guy Hicks
    VP, Corporate Communications and
    Public Relations
    EADS North America
    Tel: 703-236-3346
    e-mail: Email Contact