Boeing vs. Airbus Analytical Essay by scribbler

Boeing vs. Airbus
Looks at the neck-and-neck competition between Boeing and Airbus.
# 152795 | 865 words | 8 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 29, 2013 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Business (Management)

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This paper explains that the very crux of the competition between Boeing, one of the United States' largest aerospace and defense corporation, and Airbus, an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of a European aerospace based in France, is the manner in which each is able to use governmental contracts or subsidies to compete. Next, the author points out the major challenges facing both companies especially revolving around the world economy problems. The paper suggests that, given the robust increase in globalism and in the costs of development and labor, perhaps each company should split off its space and military divisions and merge the two manufacturing divisions. A table is included.

Table of Contents:
Legal, Cultural, and Ethical Challenges
Governmental Role in Boeing and Airbus
Strategic and Operational Challenges Facing Boeing and Airbus

From the Paper:

"Airbus continues to receive government subsidies in terms of long-term, low-interest loans and benefits for workers. Both companies, though, do take money from their respective governments, just in different ways. European governments also insist that Airbus keep a certain number of workers employed so that the government will not need to pay unemployment benefits. Similarly, the U.S. government remains involved in keeping Boeing viable by giving it heavy preference in military contracts, of helping encourage local and State government support with tax incentives, for construction and location. Additionally, the Federal Trade Commission became more heavily involved with the Boeing-McDonald Douglas merger, and the effect that would have on the industry. The United States formally filed a request with the World Trade Organization for the establishment of a dispute resolution panel to resolve the issues. The EU quickly responded, filing a countersuit with the WTO claiming that U.S. aid to Boeing exceeded the terms set out in the 1992 agreement. The case is still pending, although in 2005 both governments agreed to freeze direct subsidies. In one sense, the playing field is different; Boeing can make deals with State and Local governments in the United States, while Airbus is forced to deal with certain European countries and agreements made during their initial merger."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Airbus vs. Boeing. (2006, April). Retrieved September 2010, from NUS.EDU.SG:
  • Anderson, S. (2005). The Field Guide to the Global Economy. New York: New Press.
  • Boeing Versus Airbus: Two Decades of Trade Disbutes. (n.d.). p. 310.
  • Davis and Ingersoll. (1993, March 8). Cloudy Issue. The Wall Street Journal, p. A1.
  • Defense Contractor Ranking. (2008, January). Retrieved September 2010, from Defense News:

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