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U.S. Calls Boeing WTO Ruling Vistory; Airbus Says EU Won

World Trade Organization appellate judges sided with the U.S. over illegal government subsidies to Boeing Co., the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office said. Airbus SAS called the ruling a “sweeping loss” for Boeing.

The WTO ruled in March 2011 that the U.S. provided aid to Chicago-based Boeing through federal research grants and state support in developing aircraft including the 787 Dreamliner. The planemaker’s European rival, Airbus, has said the aid to Boeing cost it $45 billion in lost sales from 2002 to 2006. The WTO will publish its report about 5:30 p.m. Geneva time today.