An Airbus A350XWB flown by Qatar Airways. The World Trade Organization ruled that the European Union continues to provide illegal subsidies to Airbus, saying that Airbus paid a lower interest rate on financing to develop this model than it would have gotten in the open market. (Gerard van der Schaaf via Wikimedia Commons)

An Airbus A350XWB flown by Qatar Airways. The World Trade Organization ruled that the European Union continues to provide illegal subsidies to Airbus, saying that Airbus paid a lower interest rate on financing to develop this model than it would have gotten in the open market. (Gerard van der Schaaf via Wikimedia Commons)

Trade body: EU still providing illegal subsidies to Airbus

The WTO decision is the latest development in tussles between Europe’s Airbus and U.S. rival Boeing.

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