Throughout various forums, I have noticed a lot of individuals criticizing Airbus for receiving state aid, however, I must point out that Boeing, indirectly, does receive federal dollars via its various contracts with the government. So to me, it would make sense that Airbus focus on its military division and the lucrative defense contracting business in order to generate profits and hopefully sustain all aspects of its businesses, including commercial airliners. What do you think? Would the United States, although it calls for "fair" contracting opportunities, consider Airbus as a supplier to its defense system? Even if the US isn't willing to give up Boeing, I'm sure other countries (i.e. China) would be willing to listen up. Opinions?
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