EADS, 80% owner of Airbus, is a company with shares on the stock exchange market and as a result has to publish its results each year, including those of Airbus. Just as is the case in the USA, Airbus can ask for loans for up to 1/3 of development costs of a porject to the governments. They do this, just like Boieng does. Because Airbus has never been able to gain money for its civilian projects, or at least for technology used in those projects, via military projects, which can receive 100% money from the government, they started with A400M military transport plane. Just like Boeing has already been doing for years, they can use the research money for the military program as a benefit fot their new comercial planes. Belive me, Airbus and Boeing do the same things, the one does not receive more money than the other. Probably Airbus won't be able to develop a rival to the Boeing SC with the A380 on the table. Maybe they do, maybe they have enough money to develop this plane. But please, stop saying that Boeing receives more money from the government, or Airbus does. They both do.