Airbus takes final approach to settle 16-year WTO row with US

Aircraft maker says it will end French and Spanish state support used by Trump administration to justify tariffs

Airbus has said it is taking the last step to end 16 years of bitter litigation with the US at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over subsidies that the White House said disadvantaged rival aerospace company Boeing.

The European aircraft manufacturer on Friday said it will end a system of financial support from France and Spain that the WTO had deemed illegal and unfair to Boeing.

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