(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 17, 2019 An Airbus 330 commercial airplane is seen during an event at the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. Unlike Trump's multiple, unilateral trade conflicts -- over steel, aluminum, autos and with China -- the Airbus dispute predates his administration, and the tariffs on $7.5 billion in product from the European Union were authorized by the World Trade Organization following 15 years of litigation. The tariffs are a bid to hurt European companies to pressure those governments to abide by global trade rules and withdraw the subsidies -- which the US argues allow Airbus to compete unfairly against Boeing. But American businesses argue they are collateral damage in a dispute, and many may not survive. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Heather SCOTT, "US uncorks a bottle of job-killing wine tariffs on American firms"
London-based Airbus unit Skytra is seeking approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to become a regulated Benchmark Administrator for its air travel indices. AFP.

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