France reconsiders public aid for Airbus A350

12th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, April 12 (AFP) - France will resume consideration of public aid for Airbus's new A350 aircraft, after the European Union and the United States failed to resolve their dispute over state aeronautics subsidies by Monday's self-imposed deadline, the government said Tuesday.

PARIS, April 12 (AFP) - France will resume consideration of public aid for Airbus's new A350 aircraft, after the European Union and the United States failed to resolve their dispute over state aeronautics subsidies by Monday's self-imposed deadline, the government said Tuesday.

"We have been asked by Airbus to consider a dossier aimed at the support of the A350 under the form of reimbursable advances. This dossier is currently under study according normal procedures," finance ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei said.

Mattei expressed "regret" that EU-US negotiations on state subsidies in their respective aeronautics sectors had not produced an agreement by Monday.

© AFP

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