"This WTO ruling shatters the convenient myth that
European governments must illegally subsidize Airbus to counter
U.S. government assistance to Boeing." ...
"Boeing has received and continues to receive subsidies
which have a significantly greater distortive effect than the
Reimbursable Loans to Airbus."
Short-field takeoff and landing was the objective a
quarter-century ago. The innovative solution, developed by Willard
Custer of Hagerstown, Maryland, was the channel wing, the technique
of placing a pusher prop in a semiducted flying surface.