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Airbus SE is a European Multinational Aerospace corporation. As of 2019, Airbus is the world's largest airliner manufacturer and took the most airliner orders. Airbus is registered in the Netherlands; its shares are traded in France, Germany and Spain. It designs, manufactures and sells civil and military aerospace products worldwide and manufactures aircraft in the European Union and various other countries. The company has three divisions: Commercial Aircraft, Defence and Space, and Helicopters, the third being the largest in its industry in terms of revenues and turbine helicopter deliveries.
Boeing has continually protested over "launch aid" and other forms of government aid to Airbus, while Airbus has argued that Boeing receives illegal subsidies through military and research contracts and tax breaks.
Highlights of the 15-year Airbus, Boeing trade war, The World Trade Organization is poised on Wednesday to open the door to hefty U.S. tariffs on European goods over illegal subsidies for Airbus, pushing a 15-year-old row over support for plane giants to the center of fraught global trade relations. The WTO has found the world’s two largest planemakers received billions of dollars of unfair subsidies in a pair of cases dating back to 2004 and is expected to allow both sides to impose tariffs, starting with the U.S. Here are highlights of the feud that has spawned thousands of pages of rulings, triggered threats of tit-for-tat tariffs on goods from plane parts to whisky and left both sides claiming victory while racking up an estimated $100 million in costs. 2004 The U.S. seeks talks with the European Union and Airbus (AIR.PA) host nations Britain, France, Germany and Spain over alleged unfair subsidies via government loans. Washington also terminates a 1992 U.S.-EU agreement covering support for Airbus and Boeing (BA.N). The EU responds by filing a complaint on U.S. aid for Boeing. 2005 The WTO launches twin probes into public support for Boeing and Airbus after bilateral negotiations fail. 2006 Airbus announces a new A350 jetliner for which it will seek further government loans from host nations. 2009 The WTO issues an interim ruling that some European aid provided to Airbus violated a ban on export subsidies - a type of aid deemed most harmful and therefore automatically banned. 2010 The WTO demands a halt to unfair aid for jets including the Airbus A380 superjumbo. It says some government loans for the jet amount to “prohibited” export subsidies. But it rejects a U.S. request to include aid for the newer A350 in the case. 2011 The EU loses an appeal and is given until December to comply. However the WTO drops its finding that the A380 loans are in the “prohibited” category, softening its earlier ruling. The planemakers clash over the scope of the WTO finding. Boeing says the WTO faulted $18 billion of subsidies to Airbus including $15 billion in loans. Airbus says the amount of subsidy embedded in the loans is far smaller, but neither side can publicly back up its claims since details are redacted. In the EU’s counter-case alleging $19 billion of support for Boeing from the U.S. government, NASA and various states and municipalities, a separate WTO panel partially backs the EU and rules against aid for Boeing worth at least $5.3 billion. 2012 WTO appeal judges broadly uphold the ruling against U.S. support for Boeing. Both sides say they have complied with the WTO’s rulings, while accusing the other side of failing to do so. This latest disagreement kicks off a new compliance phase in the dispute, including appeals, that lasts another six years. 2013 Boeing announces the twin-engined 777X and agrees to build it in Washington state shortly after the local legislature agrees $8.7 billion in new tax breaks. 2014 The EU opens a second front in the trade battle by launching a separate complaint against the 777X tax breaks granted by Washington state and this time chooses a faster, all-or-nothing approach by targeting them purely as “prohibited” subsidies - without the usual fallback of a second, softer claim. 2016 After a year-long lull in the main dispute, the WTO says the EU failed to comply with its earlier rulings on Airbus. It also agrees for the first time to target aid for the new A350 but rejects U.S. calls to put this in the “prohibited” category. In November, the WTO rules tax breaks surrounding the development of the Boeing 777X - the subject of the EU’s second case - did fall into the more severe “prohibited” category. 2017 WTO appeal judges reverse the ruling that the 777X tax breaks are in the “prohibited” column, bringing an abrupt halt to the EU’s second case after only two and a half years - a quick turnover by the standards of the main legal battle. The EU’s original case against aid for earlier Boeing projects - including an earlier version of the same tax breaks - continues. In that main EU case, the WTO largely clears the United States of maintaining unfair support for Boeing but says it has failed to withdraw the earlier Washington State tax breaks. The EU appeals this decision, but the WTO does not change its stance in a follow-on ruling, published the same year. 2018 In May, the WTO again rules that the EU has failed to halt all subsidies to Airbus and that these continue to harm Boeing. The United States threatens sanctions on billions of dollars of European products. Both sides enter arbitration to determine the scope of tariffs. 2019 In March, the WTO says the U.S. has again failed to halt subsidized tax breaks to Boeing in Washington state. Once again, the two sides disagree widely in public over the amount of subsidy faulted by the WTO. In April, the U.S. issues a list of $21 billion of EU products from which any WTO-approved tariffs could be drawn, ranging from planes to food and handbags, to counteract $11.2 billion of harm it says EU subsidies cause the U.S. each year. The EU issues its own $20 billion list of U.S. imports that could face tariffs for damage from U.S. subsidies. In June, U.S. sources said they are open to negotiations on an “enforceable mechanism” that could allow Airbus to receive some government funding on commercial terms while addressing the issue of Washington State tax breaks. Both sides accuse the other of refusing to negotiate any settlement.
In July, the U.S. adds $4 billion of items to the basket of products from which any tariffs against the EU could be drawn. In September, WTO arbitrators back a U.S. request to impose tariffs on billions of dollars of European goods, according to people familiar with the case. A parallel decision on EU counter-tariffs is due in 2020.
Shipping and Receiving (Former Employee) says"Terrible management, even worse pay with 0 chance of a raise. The best thing about this place was getting out of there and getting a real job with a company that actually values its employees. Cons: Everything"
FPGA engineer (Former Employee) says"In the middle ages with chip verification."
MONTEUR -AJUSTEUR EN STUCTURE AERONAUTIQUE (Former Employee) says"mauvaise entreprise dans tous les domaines , avec des responsables qui se prennent pour des dieux mais qui ne savent pas travailler , ils pensent surtout à leurs petites intérets personnels et après ils viennent te parler de travail de cohésion . bref 12 ans d experiences chez ces vendeurs de juifs j ai préféré démissionner . Cons: tous"
Aircraft Fitter (Former Employee) says"Can't believe they put these aircrafts in the sky. Ridiculous, shocking management, no respect for tooling or equipment. It's absolutely scandalous what they do inside the place Cons: Millions"
Monter wiązek elektrycznych (Former Employee) says"chaos Cons: wystarczy przeczytać opinie"
Montador de estructuras aeronáuticas (Former Employee) says"Estrenaste, competitiva, jefes no cualificados para el desempeñó de sus funciones, movilidad geográfica, no tienen en cuenta tus conocimientos. Cons: demasiados descansos."
PA to Head of Logistics (Former Employee) says"This has to be the worst job I've ever had - I wish I had listened to advice given before. Cons: Too many to list!"
Ing en telecomunicaciones y electrónica (Former Employee) says"Una empresa que para el.dinero que genera, solo.trata de ahorrarse todo lo.que puede a costa del trabajado, mi experiencia fue en CRISA tres cantos y es pesimo.todo desde la gestión a el trabajo, solo.les.importa a los peces gordos cobrar su pasta ."
Corrosion Protection Specialist (Former Employee) says"They try to be by the book but hold a double standard. Cons: They tax bonuses before the government."
Design Engineer (Former Employee) says"Most employees having worked for twenty plus years at Filton are wanting to leave, or planning to retire. You are only as good as your line manager wants to acknowledge. Hence many good people leave, I have witnessed three work colleges who have left and excelled in their new employment. Its a very clique organisation, similar to French mentality, in Airbus France you only do well if you have attended certain Quality University's and schools. Due to the closure of the runway the working days at Filton are numbered. Future Aerospace investment will be focused on the French, German and Spanish Airbus sites."
A/P Clerk/Receptionist (Former Employee) says"I graduated with an accounting degree only to get a job as receptionist. No room to grow. Not much work to do, a lot of free time and didn't get much experience in my accounting field Cons: lower than average pay"
Corporate Staff Accountant (Former Employee) says"I never been to a company where management hates coming into work everyday. People can be rude and easily frustrated. No sense of corporate culture. Ever since BDO took over the accounting its been a mess to say the least. BDO is not doing their job! no accountability for the department. Cons: Accounting Management BDO."
Ett (Former Employee) says"Muy aburrido 8 horas sin trabajar practicamente...... Cons: Aburrimiento"
Montador (Current Employee) says"Empresa con mucha infraestructura y solidez. Decir que es una empresa muy machista y troglodita. Los servicios medicos están comprados, no te curaran jamás. Para promocionar hay que ser una persona poco ética y escaso de valores. Los sindicatos comprados. En mi caso y algunos más hay acoso laboral y amenazas . Sistema de trabajo en grupo para compensar a los vagos y pelotas que no hacen su trabajo. Si quieres un sueldo digno bien pero cuidado porque calidad ética y moral ninguna. Las auditorias son unas pantomimas ya que avisan a los trabajadores antes para lavar la cara y después despiporre. Gran parte de los trabajadores comprados con las horitas extras en vez de que entre personal. En fin suerte. Cons: condiciones psicosociales y todo lo anterior"
Medewerker Repro en postkamer (Former Employee) says"Op zich een mooi bedrijf. Maar binnen de facilitaire afdeling is de sfeer heel anders. Er wordt vrolijk en opgewekt gedaan. Maar als je mensen alleen spreekt, krijg je alleen maar negatieve verhalen over collega's. Ik heb er op uitzendbasis gewerkt, en ondanks vage beloften is het van een contract nooit gekomen. Slechte communicatie en een cultuur elkaar voor vervelende klussen te strikken. Werk wordt slecht overgedragen. Men gaat er van uit dat je sommige dingen wel weet. Je wordt soms een beetje aan je lot overgelaten. Maar er worden soms wel taken aan je overgelaten (bij afwezigheid van collega's) die een hoge verantwoordelijkheid met zich mee brengt. Als je dan om hulp vraagt wordt er wat laconiek of geïrriteerd gereageerd. Cons: Onduidelijkheid over je situatie."
Employee in dubai (Former Employee) says"Worked at airbus Middle East and Africa for several years. Cons: No career progression available, trainings only available to Europeans, management positions only for French people, regular fight between Algerians houari Tunisians Fekih and Marocans attar, HR director who likes to sleep with young Philippine males"
Security Operations Manager (Former Employee) says"Definitely a environment where you are not rewarded or recognised for hard work or skills, very much a case of your face fits or it doesn't."
Lead Supervisor (Former Employee) says"I would never work for this company again, they do not care for there employees and they will fix things were they are only benefiting from it. They need to be reviewed by the BBB"
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) says"Non-cooperative "team" members more absorbed in their own back stabbing strategies of keeping their jobs than actually working in harmony with one another. Requests for assistance and direction are met with hostility and escalation of a simple request to a manager or up to a director. Not a recommended place for long term employment. Learn what you can and get out fast."
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) says"Working for a job agency. Kinda got treated like a second class citizen. The pay was low for working a for a high class facility. I knew right when I started working there, I wanted out of there. Cons: Everything Else"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Airbus full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Sr. level management is short sighted and overly demanding, creating additional work load and undue stress."
Painter says"I worked at Airbus Cons: One shift in the helicoptor painting department and the company waits until customers get their products before paying the employees; which can sometimes take a whole month before you receive a paycheck."
says"I worked at Airbus Cons: no support if get a chronic illness. HR department sucks!!!"
says"I have been working at Airbus Cons: Very poor management No real possibility of evolution Terrible office life"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Airbus full-time Cons: No structure, no leadership, the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. HR is so screwed up that it's ridiculous!!!! Who is running the show?!?!?!?! Pay for blue collar workers is below industry standard and they expect people to choke it down with a smile on their face!!!! We need a union to protect us but Airbus FAL is trying to convince us that we don't need one. They are more worried about their bonuses than fair pay for the people who actually produce the airplanes!"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Airbus full-time for more than a year Cons: When I worked there, there was no commitment, and hence no support, for building the U.S. business outside of commercial airliners. All lip service. I hear from my former colleagues that the change in CEO didn't change things."
says"I have been working at Airbus Cons: They do not care about their employees...HR runs the show here...for the company NOT the staff. Any vision the R&D management team had is gone."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Airbus full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Management has no clue. They have laid off and sold off most all assets and infrastructure with a reorganization plan to peruse business that they have no experience or expertise. Although some have been there for quite sometime, senior level management is the most under experienced technically and business of any company I have ever worked for.... good luck........"
Former Employee - Software Engineer says"I worked at Airbus full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Bad management, work to recent quarters number and expect layoffs. Unethical management. Benefits below average."
Former Employee - SwD says"I worked at Airbus full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Current management is driving the company into the ground. Jack would not be happy about what has happened to his loyal employees and about the impact on the customers."
ILoveHaiti says"British empire vibes, absolutely racist management. I was asked 'where I was from' and 'how did I even get here' (of all the employees, I was the only one of colour) while covering a colleague at their wing manufacturing plant by one of the process managers. A disgrace, gald it's shutting down due to corona those racist 'engineers' deserve every bit of it."
garybembridge says"@Andrew_SW @British_Airways @Airbus @LondonCityAir @JFKairport @DaveWallsworth Agree."
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In The News
The Daily World reports"Boeing rival Airbus will cut 15000 jobs as aviation's pandemic crisis worsens"
Flightglobal reports"Airbus preparing for uncertainty as it navigates 'gravest crisis'"
Aviation Week reports"Airbus Services Suffers Smaller Hit From Crisis"
Business Insider reports"Double-decker planes dead after Airbus A380, Boeing 747 stop production - Business Insider"