Carson was also quick to clarify for reporters in Geneva that
this cooperation will not come at the expense of competition
between the manufacturers. "You can rest assured that we will
continue to compete aggressively," the Boeing chief said.
Not to be outdone, Airbus CEO Tom Enders added "We need to
cooperate where possible for the good of the environment."
The development also does not spell the end of the fight over
alleged subsidies of both manufacturers by their host governments
underway before the World Trade Organization. Enders told reporters
that Airbus will not seek a permanent settlement with Boeing until
after the WTO delivers its final ruling later this year.