Early Warning Blog
If you think negotiations over the fiscal cliff are frustrating, then you should take a look at what the U.S. Trade Representative has been going through as he tries to convince Europe to get rid of illegal subsidies for commercial aircraft. For eight long years, the U.S. case has been slowly moving
Two giants bestride the world of commercial aircraft: America's Boeing and Europe's Airbus. They are roughly equal in terms of orders for their aircraft and planes delivered over the last ten years. Boeing dominates the twin aisle or widebody market with its 747, 767, 777 and the new 787 Dreamliner.
The crash of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 with 47 people on board during bad weather in Indonesia is a tragedy that will deal a heavy blow to the Russian plane-maker's hopes of becoming a major player in the commercial transport market. Russian airliners do not have a good track record for safety or creature
An improbable debate has broken out in Congress over whether the Export-Import Bank should be reauthorized, and if so then on what terms. The bank is a federal agency set up during the Depression to provide loans and loan guarantees for U.S. exports when private-sector financing isn't available,
After seven years of pressing Airbus and the European Union to comply with trade-treaty obligations concerning improper commercial-aircraft subsidies, the U.S. Trade Representative signaled today that the time for talking is nearly over. In a bluntly-worded statement, trade representative Ron Kirk